Civic Engagement

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The University of Michigan delivers a world-class education to students, preparing them with critical knowledge, skills, and opportunities to be leaders in an increasingly complex world. Catalyzing and supporting students as they build the knowledge, skills, and agency for full participation in civic life must be a fundamental part of that education. 

The Ginsberg Center works with students, faculty, and staff across campus to advance knowledge, skills, and commitment to socially responsible civic engagement. Democratic engagement - including non-partisan voter engagement, civics and media literacy, and dialogue across difference - are crucial components within the full scope of our civic engagement work.

We provide resources to empower students and support faculty and staff so they can effectively engage in the democratic process.

Go Vote and Go Blue!

Structuring Classroom Discussions about Elections

two people with dark hair looking at a computer monitor and laptop with two more people at a table in the background Drawing from resources by Ginsberg Center and CRLT on high stakes discussions, ‘hot moments’ in the classroom, and civic learning, this step-by-step planning guide provides one template for planning election-related discussions in the classroom. 

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