Civic Engagement

There are many ways to be an active citizen and engage with local, state, and federal policy. The Wilks Institute offers a variety of opportunities for students to become civically engaged including workshops and training, voter registration drives, and debates.

Student Org

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Do you want to keep up to date about elections or volunteer for events? Join Miami's civic engagement student org RedHawks Count!

RedHawks Count is dedicated to civic engagement and nonpartisan action on Miami University’s campus. Members are invited to participate in:

  • Planning events and opportunities
  • Volunteering for voter registration drives
  • Social media campaigns

Follow them on Instagram @RedHawksCount to learn more!

Activism

CEEP representative tabling, sign that says "your vote matters"Are you passionate about making change on campus, or gathering to support a cause you care about? The Wilks Institute shares in supporting the development of the Student Activism Guide. This is a living document, and is designed to be updated regularly with student input. The guide includes information about:

  • Types of activism
  • Intersectional movements
  • Setting goals
  • Creating action on campus
  • Campus safety and policies
  • Student rights

To receive a copy of the Student Activism Guide, email us at WilksLeadership@MiamiOH.edu

Civic Engagement Partners

The Wilks Institute hosts both a CEEP Fellow and Andrew Goodman Foundation Ambassadors, who work alongside each other to empower students and campus leaders to engage with and act on issues of importance using their votes.

Andrew Goodman Foundation (AGF)

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Vote Everywhere, a program of The Andrew Goodman Foundation, is a unique Civic Engagement Initiative rooted in a legacy of civil rights and social justice. Vote Everywhere carries on the work of Andrew Goodman, a sophomore at Queens College, who was murdered along with James Chaney and Michael Schwerner during Freedom Summer 1964 while attempting to register African-Americans to vote. Vote Everywhere empowers a national community of campus leaders to mobilize others to act on issues of importance using their votes, voices and networks. Vote Everywhere student ambassadors are focused on the 2020 Census, voter registration, and elections.

Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP)

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Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is a national nonpartisan project that helps administrators, faculty, staff and student leaders at America’s colleges and universities engage students in federal, state and local elections, working to promote a more equitable and inclusive democracy, and to overcome the ever-changing barriers to voting. With support and guidance from our state directors, our schools help their students to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves on candidates and issues, navigate confusing voting laws, and turn out at the polls.