Civic engagement

The American Democracy Project 

The ADP provides forums, events and other projects that prepare students for a lifelong commitment to the public good.

Metro State Votes 

Voter education to increase electoral participation among university students and employees.

Citizen Alum 

The Citizen Alum project seeks to create networks of publicly-minded alumni, from grassroots leaders to highly visible professionals, as stewards of place.

The Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship works closely with faculty, staff and students to build civic knowledge, skills and attitudes by integrating civic education into campus life and academic coursework. 

The university vision states that the faculty, staff and students of Metropolitan State will reflect the area's rich diversity, build a culturally competent and anti-racist learning community, and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to civic engagement. The Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship works closely with faculty, staff and students to build civic knowledge, skills and attitudes by integrating civic education into campus life and academic coursework. Student- and course-centered activities that enhance exploration of current issues in the classroom are typically also open to and benefit from the diverse perspectives of the broader community.  

Read more about the American Democracy Project, Citizen Alum, Metro State Votes, the GROW-IT Center, Community-Engaged Scholarship grants for faculty, and what it means for Metropolitan State University to be an “anchor institution.”