Leadership Programs

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

Constitution Week

September 16 - 20, 2013

Various activities throughout the week commemorating the adoption of the Constitution of the United States. Including:

Sept. 16 - Voter Registration Booth
Shepherd Union Atrium, 9:00 am -12:00 pm

Sept. 17 - Birthday Cake & Hand out Constitutions
Shepherd Union Atrium, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sept. 18 - Compliments of the Constitution
Shepherd Union, 10:30 am
Video presentation of student knowledge of the Constitution

Sept. 20 - Discussion with Senator Mike Lee
Wildcat Theater, 1:00 pm
Co-Sponsored by the Olene Walker Institute

New York Times Reporter

Thursday, September 19, 2013 | Wildcat Theater | 10:30 am
Brian Stelter will be presenting Social Media’s Impact on Governments:  Today, Tomorrow, and  How It Could Have Impacted History, Including Our Own Revolution. Brian Stelter is a media reporter for the New York Times and the former editor of the news-related blog TVNewser.com. Stelter is featured prominently in the 2011 documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times.Co-Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the
American Democracy Project.

Issue Trial

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 | Shepherd Union Ballroom A | 11:30 am
Join us for a spirited debate of a
controversial issue.

State Of The Union Watch

January 2014
Join the community in watching President
Obama deliver the State of the Union Address—
A tradition that began with George Washington in 1790. And don’t forget to tweet your thoughts on this year’s legislative agenda and national priorities @ #WSUADP.

Deliberative Democracy Day

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | Shepherd Union Ballrooms | 11 am - 3 pm
Weber State University students, faculty, and staff come together to discuss a controversial issue in group and panel discussions.

Civil Liberties Forum: Military Tools and Tactics

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | Wildcat Theater | 10:45 a.m.
Join us for a deliberative discussion about local use of military tools. 

Recurring Events


Chalk Wall

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 American Democracy Project.


Powered by Pizza

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2013
  • Tuesday, February 25, 2013

Shepherd Union,12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Come join a conversation of the important issues of the day. Bring your New York Times.

Student Opportunities


WSU Service Day of Remembrance

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
WSU Lindquist Plaza, 8:30 am

National Voter Registration Day

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Register to vote to be politically engaged.

Make A Difference Day

Saturday, October 26, 2013
Volunteers meet at the Dee at 8:30 am
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

MLK Week

January 20-24, 2014
WSU Remembers MLK Week kicks off with the MLK breakfast and Freedom March at the Marshall White Center. Connect with the community during service projects each day throughout the week.

Express Yourself

Spring 2014
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.

Make A Difference Day In Ogden

Thursday, May 8, 2014
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.

Faculty Opportunities


“Forging Civic Pathways for Students Between Our Institutions”

2014 ADP National Meeting
Thursday, June 5 to Saturday, June 7, 2014
Marriott Louisville Downtown,
Louisville, Kentucky
Please join us in Louisville, Kentucky for the American Democracy Project’s (ADP) 12th annual national meeting and The Democracy Commitment’s (TDC) 4th annual national meeting at the Marriott Louisville Downtown.


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.

See the most recent Chalk Wall

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 vote.utah.gov to register online and look up your polling location.

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