Civic Engagement Certificate Info Session

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Date(s) - 12/04/2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


CEC Info Session copyCivic engagement encompasses a wide range of activities in which individuals work to strengthen their communities, to realize common goods, to enhance the capacities and dispositions necessary for democratic self-rule, and, in general, to deliberately shape their common life. Wesleyan University prides itself on enrolling and nurturing students with strong social consciousness. Students participate in a wide variety of formal and informal “civic” activities in Middletown and around the world. These activities include volunteer work, practica, activism, and service-learning courses. This certificate is designed for students interested in reflecting upon these activities and integrating their civic and academic efforts.

The Civic Engagement Certificate requirements are: 

– Yearly reflection essays 

– 6 Civic Engagement courses 

– 40 hours of community service through OCS

– A practicum 

– A .25 credit senior seminar

Admission. Students will be admitted to the CEC by self-declaration. They will be considered part of the certificate group after they have formally applied to participate and discussed their plans with the Director of Service-Learning. The application will consist, in part, of a reflection paper explaining the place of civic engagement in the applicant’s own life and plans to fulfill the CEC requirements.

Additional Information. Contact the Coordinator of the Civic Engagement Certificate, Barbara Juhasz, 860 6854978 (


Jennifer Roach is the Civic Engagement Fellow in Allbritton for the academic year 2015-2016. She is a recent Wesleyan alumni, class of 2014. Since graduating, she has moved to Hartford to continue developing Summer of Solutions Hartford, an urban farming internship program she worked on during her time at Wesleyan.