Higher Education's Contribution

This moment represents a unique opportunity for civic participation and liberal learning through engagement with the public sphere. Colleges and universities around the U.S. are committed to these principles:

  1. Developing civic preparedness is a core element of the mission of American higher education.
  2. Participating in American political life helps students learn from a diversity of ideas and people while developing skills for lifelong, active citizenship.
  3. Empowering students and teachers to engage with the complex issues facing the country are crucial facets of higher education’s contributions to the common good.

Please join us…

  • Reaffirm our collective responsibility as institutions of higher learning - especially during these trying times - to support student engagement in civic life. If you would like your information added to this page please email us: engage@wesleyan.edu
  • Share stories of students and programs around the U.S. that are helping make these principles a reality. Let’s collectively shed light on the important work being supported by institutions all across the country. 
  • Learn from organizations providing critical support to institutions and students committed to civic engagement. See examples on our Resource Page.
  • Collaborate! Reach out to your colleagues – in the spirit of collaboration – to inquire about programming, share best practices, or to explore partnerships. 

Wesleyan University is a member of Campus Compact and a participating campus in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.

The following institutions are doing important work to actively engage students in civic life:


Adams State University

Agnes Scott College

Adrian College

Albertus Magnus College

Albright College

Alfred University

Alma College

American University

Arcadia University

Arizona State University

Atlanta Technical College

Augustana College

Augustana University

Ball State University

Bard College

Barnard College

Bates College

Bellarmine University

Beloit College

Benedict College

Bennington College

Bethany College

Bethune-Cookman University

Bloomfield College

Bluefield College

Bowdoin College

Bowling Green State University 

Brevard College

Brooklyn Law School

Buena Vista University

California College of the Arts

California Institute of the Arts

California State University, Channel Islands

California State University, Chico

California State University, Fresno

California State University, Long Beach

California State University, Northridge

California State University, Stanislaus

Carnegie Mellon University

Carolina Christian College

Carroll University

Cazenovia College

Centre College

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Chapman University

Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary

Chatham University

Chowan University

Claremont School of Theology

Clark State College

Clarke University

Clary Sage College

Colby College

Colby-Sawyer College

Colgate University

College of Saint Mary 

College of the Atlantic

Community Care College

Community Christian College 

Connecticut College

Connecticut State Colleges & Universities

Cornell College

Cornish College of the Arts

Cottey College

Cox College

Criswell College 

Culver-Stockton College

Cumberland University

Dallas Baptist University

Dartmouth College

Davis & Elkins College

Dean College

Dickinson College

Dillard University

Dominican University of California

Drake University

Drexel University

Duke University

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Earlham College

Eckerd College

Elon University

Emerson College

Fairfield University

Fairmont State University

Fielding Graduate University

Fisher College

Florida Memorial University

Florida Southern College

Florida State University

Fordham University

Framingham State University

Furman University

Future Generations University 

Georgetown University

Goldey-Beacom College

Goucher College

Grand View University

Greensboro College

Grinnell College

Hallmark University

Harvey Mudd College

Heidelberg University

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Hofstra University

Holy Apostles College and Seminary

Hood College

Houghton College

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Indiana University Northwest

Iona College

Iowa Wesleyan University 

Jacksonville College

James Madison University 

John Paul the Great Catholic University

Juniata College

Kenyon College

Keuka College

Knox College

Lasell University

Lebanon Valley College

Le Moyne University

Lewis and Clark College

Lewis-Clark State College

Loma Linda University

Loras College

Louisiana College

Loyola Marymount University

Luther College

Lynn University

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Macalester College

Malone University

Manhattan College

Manhattan School of Music

Maria College

Marietta College

Maria College

Medaille College

Menlo College

Mercer County Community College

Meredith College

Methodist College

Metropolitan State University

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Miami Dade College

Middlebury College

Mills College

Millsaps College

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Modesto Junior College

Monroe Community College

Mount Saint Mary College

National Louis University

Nazareth College

New England College

New Jersey City University

Niagara County Community College

Niagara University

North Carolina A&T State University

North Carolina Wesleyan College

Northern Illinois University

Northern New Mexico College

Northwestern University

Norwich University 

Oakland City University

Oakland University

Ohio Dominican University

Ohio Northern University

Ohio University

Ohio Wesleyan University

Oklahama Technical College

Old Dominion University

Otterbein University

Our Lady of the Lake University 

Pace University

Pacific School of Religion

Palau Community College

Pennsylvania Institute of Technology

Piedmont College

Pomona College

Prairie View A&M University

Presbyterian College

Purchase College, SUNY

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Quincy University

Quinnipiac University

Raritan Valley Community College

Remington College Fort Worth

Ringling College of Art and Design

Roanoke College

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rockford University

Roosevelt University

Rowan University

Rutgers University - Newark

Sacred Heart University

Scripps College

Salem State University

Salisbury University

Salve Regina University

School of Architecture at Taliesin

Seton Hall University

Sewanee: The University of the South

Shorter College

Southern New Hampshire University

Southern University Law Center

Spelman College

St. Edward's University

St. Leo University

St. Mary's College of Maryland

St. Norbert College

Stephens College

Stetson University

Stevens Institute of Technology 

Stillman College 

Stockton University

Stony Brook University 

SUNY Brockport

SUNY Cortland

SUNY Geneseo

Susquehanna University

Swarthmore College

Syracuse University

Texas Lutheran University

The Cooper Union

The Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts

The New School

The University of New Orleans

Tiffin University 

Tohono O'odham Community College  

Trinity College

Trinity University

Trinity Washington University

Tusculum University 

Tufts University

Union College KY

Union County College 

University of Baltimore

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Davis

University of California, Irvine

University of California, San Diego

University of Dayton

University of Evansville

University of La Verne

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

University of Michigan, Dearborn

University of Missouri, St. Louis 

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of New Hampshire

University of New Haven

University of North Carolina at Asheville

University of Richmond

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

University of Southern Maine

University of the Ozarks

University of Wisconsin, Green Bay

University of Wisconsin, Parkside

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Vassar College 

Vermont Technical College 

Villanova University

Virginia Union University

Virginia Wesleyan University

Visible Music College 

Voorhees College

Washington & Jefferson College

Weber State University

Wellesley College

Wesley Theological Seminary

Wesleyan College 

Wesleyan University in St. Louis

West Virginia State University

Western Carolina University

Western Colorado University

Westfield State University 

White Mountains Community College 

Whitman College

Widener University

Willamette University

William Jewell College

Williams College

Wingate University

Worcester State University 

Wofford College 

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