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 EventsIssue Trial
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
12:30–1:20 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 OppportunitiesMake 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: Veterans
Nov. 12, 12:30 p.m. Skyroom 404, SUPowered by Pizza: Digital ID
Jan. 28, 11 a.m. Lair, SUPowered by Pizza: Role of Evolution in Education
Feb. 18, 11 a.m. Lair, SUPowered 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
Shepherd Union 404
Speaker Brad Mortensen
VP of University Advancement at WSU & our Lobbyist
“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.
- Marissa Questereit Leadership Vice President
- India Nielsen
- Bahar Alimadadi
ADP Marketing Director
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.
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 vote.utah.gov to register online and look up your polling location.