Exploring Politics and Civic Engagement

 Program dates: 
  • August 16, 2021, 12:00 pm - August 19, 2021, 12:00 pm 

Format: in-person

About Exploring Politics and Civic Engagement

Move into your residence hall early and join us for a highly interactive, "hands-on" exploration of politics and civic affairs. Through a wide variety of simulations, mini-workshops, site visits, guest speakers, and small-group activities, students will explore how government works, what 'good citizenship' might mean for each of us, and how individuals can make a positive difference in their local communities. Several large-group activities will be combined with multiple small-group opportunities that allow participants to 'choose their own journey' into law, politics, and civic affairs. Participants will be invited at the conclusion of the program to join the Menard Family Center's First-Year Civic Scholars cohort for the 2021-22 academic year.
For participating students, this program will:
  • increase their knowledge of politics and/or civic affairs
  • establish a network of fellow first-year students who share interests in politics and civic affairs introduce them to the various civic engagement opportunities available at Miami and to faculty staff and community partners who work in that arena
  • provide a 'first look' at career and professional opportunities in the non-profit and public sectors

Program cost: free 


If you have questions about 
Exploring Politics and Civic Engagement contact John Forren at forrenjp@MiamiOH.edu



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