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.
9/11 Remembrance DayThursday, Sept. 11, 2014
10:30 am, SU Atrium
Sept. 15 -26, 2014
Come see our display of citizenship in action.
Sept. 15 -19, 2014
Various activities throughout the week commemorating the adoption of the Constitution.
- First Amendment Day
- NY Times Speaker Kevin Quealy
- Cake & hand out Constitutions
- Constitution Quiz Show
- Constitution Day Address: Debating Same Sex Marriage & the Constitution
Sept. 22–24, 2014
Voter registration booths campus wide
Voter Registration Day
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Bell Tower Plaza
Talk of the Town
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
10:45 –1:45 p.m.
SU 404, Sky Room
Join us for a conversation with the Ogden City Council
Bring it to the Table
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
12:30 –1:30 p.m. in Ballroom C
Join this participatory community engagement campaign to bridge political divides.
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
12:30–1:30 p.m. at Wildcat Theater
Join us for a spirited debate on the topic: Gender Equity in Pay.
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 OppportunitiesWSU Service Day of Remembrance
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
8:30 a.m. WSU Lindquist Plaza
Make a Difference Day
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
8:30 a.m. Ballroom A, SU
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.
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 EventsChalk Walk
Shepherd Union Atrium
Have students come and exchange ideas on a dry erase board.
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: Voters
- Powered by Pizza: Education
- Powered by Pizza: Veterans
- Powered by Pizza: Digital ID
- Powered by Pizza: Role of Evolution in Education
- Powered by Pizza: Taxes
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.
“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.