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American Democracy Project at CSUSM

The goal of ADP at CSUSM is to increase opportunities for CSUSM students to practice good civic leadership and encourage spaces to openly dialogue about the health of our American democracy.

What makes a healthy democracy?

ADP at CSUSM achieves this goal through programs like the Speaking of Democracy Series, a series of conversations on the health of our U.S. democracy facilitated by faculty. Spring 2017 was the inaugural semester of the Speaking of Democracy Series - it returns this Fall 2017!

This semester, ADP partnered with ASI and the League of Women Voters for National Voter Registration Day on September 26 to register students to vote and encourage voter engagement. ADP also sponsored a panel of journalists in conversation on the health of our democracy in an event called Freedom and the Press.

Recently, ADP at CSUSM has also played an integral role in promoting civic engagement on campus by working alongside other CSUSM departments for the annual César Chávez Day of Service and facilitating a campuswide Election Activities Coordinating Committee leading up to the 2016 election. 

Upcoming Events:Save the Date: Cesar Chavez Day of Service 2018, 8:00am-2:30pm

Save the Date: César Chávez Day of Service March 30, 2018

Voter Engagement Resources

National Network

The American Democracy Project (ADP) is a national multi-campus initiative focused on public higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy. The goal of ADP nationwide is to produce graduates who are committed to being knowledgeable, involved citizens in their communities. 

      American Democracy Project at CSUSM

Contact Us

Craven 6106
M - F 8am - 5pm

Campus Coordinator for ADP at CSUSM: Dr. Kimber Quinney

Civic Learning Coordinator: Catalina Langen

ADP at CSUSM is a part of the Civic Learning Initiative in the Division of Community Engagement.