American Democracy Project

The American Democracy Project is focused on higher education's role in preparing the next generation of informed and engaged citizens. The goal of the American Democracy Project is to produce graduates who are committed to being active, involved citizens in their communities.

Signature Events

Deliberative Democracy Day

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015
10:30 a.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms
Weber State University students, faculty, and staff come together to discuss a controversial issue in group and panel discussions.

Civil Liberties Forum

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
10:30 a.m. at Wildcat Theater
The Civil Liberties Forum creates a space on campus where students can address the more controversial civil liberties issues.

Campus to Congress

The Congress to Campus program provides a powerful means to educate the next generation about American government, politics and public affairs. The former members share their real-life experiences as candidates and office holders.


Student Oppportunities

Make a Difference Day

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
8:30 a.m. Ballroom A, SU

MLK Week

Jan. 19 –24, 2015
WSU Remembers MLK Week kicks off with the MLK breakfast and Freedom March at the Marshall White Center at 9 a.m on Jan. 19, 2015. Connect with the community during service projects each day throughout the week.

Express Yourself

Feb. 1 –28, 2015
Students create a piece of photojournalism based on a given topic. The winning entry will be featured on the New York Times education website. Details forthcoming.

WSU Makes A Difference In Ogden

Friday, May 8, 2015
WSU students, faculty and staff participate in the projects of Ogden Make A Difference Day.  Projects vary from year to year. Stay tuned for project details each year in May.

Recurring Events

Chalk Walk
Shepherd Union Atrium
Have students come and exchange ideas on a dry erase board.

Tweet Up
WSU campus will engage in Twitter conversations throughout the year hosted by ADP.

Powered by Pizza
Come join a conversation of the important issues of the day. Bring your New York Times!

Powered by Pizza: Digital ID

             Jan. 28, 11 a.m. Lair, SU

Powered by Pizza: Role of Evolution in Education

              Feb. 18, 11 a.m. Lair, SU

Powered by Pizza: Taxes

              April 15, 11 a.m. Rm. 305, SU

Dirty Word Series

The Dirty Word lecture series aims to break stereotypes behind the dirty words of politics like the B word, & the F word (bureaucrat & federal government) just to name a few. Information about upcoming speakers TBA. Co-sponsored by the Olene Walker Institute.

Wednesday Nov. 5
11:30-12:30 p.m.
Shepherd Union 404
Speaker Brad Mortensen
VP of University Advancement at WSU & our Lobbyist


Faculty Opportunities

“Forging Civic Pathways for Students Between Our Institutions” 2014 ADP National Meeting

June 4-6, 2015
Please join us for the American Democracy Project's 13th annual national meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.




ADP Officers

Chalk Wall

A dry erase board will be left in the Union atrium with issues for students to comment on and be engaged in what is going on around them.

chalk wall

» ADP Initiatives

» National ADP Website

Register To Vote

Need to register to Vote? Students at Weber State University have two options. You can either fill out a paper form each fall during the Voter Registration Drive and win points for Weber State University in the annual Lt. Governor's competition, or you can visit to register online and look up your polling location.