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Key resources and best practices on how to incorporate "civic engagement" into your course, department, or programming.

What is "Civic Engagement?"

“Civic engagement consists of individual and collective actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern.”*

This problem solving approach emphasizes critical thinking, collaborative action, and meaningful reflection with a particular focus on understanding the root causes of community challenges.   This level of engagement ultimately results in individual transformation, societal change, and graduates who are engaged citizens in their community.

* Source: Michael Delli Carpini, Director, Public Policy, The Pew Charitable Trusts


The Center for Civic Engagement at Alfred State College

The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) is here to inspire involvement, facilitate learning, and help you make a positive difference in your community within and beyond campus.

We work together with community partners and others to create opportunities to identify and address community challenges together- here in Alfred, regionally, and beyond. Regardless of your major, interests, and background, you will find opportunity to bring your learning to life through serving others.  Our vision is for you to develop into a leader equipped to make a positive difference in the world.

There are four major day of service events each year that connect volunteers with opportunities to get and stay involved in our community. And, there are hundreds of other opportunities to get involved through clubs and organizations, academic programs, and by simply connecting with our office to discover opportunities. Each year, students contribute over 80,000 hours of community service!

We also support and provide advocacy resources, campus forums around important issues, and political engagement. CCE is a primary resource on campus for questions related to voter registration or to obtain non-partisan information about candidates and elections.

Stop by anytime- we are located in the Student Leadership Center, room 304. Reach out via with questions or to register for an event.

Current civic engagement events and news are available on PioneerLink. Learn more by visiting FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.