The Civic & Community Leaders Professional Development Program is designed to both inform students about the structures and processes of the political and non-profit worlds and impart the tangible skills they require to excel in their internships and beyond.
The Policy Research Shop is designed to provide students with real-life experience in public policy research and to deliver high-quality, objective research on critical policy issues of interest to public officials.
The Voter Assistance & Poll Workers Project is an initiative in which students can participate in civic engagement by supporting the Help America Vote Act by working with the Board of Elections on Election Day.
Government Internships are made available to interested students. Stop by Huntingdon House for more information.
Student-sponsored Public Affairs Forums are facilitated by the Walker Center and sponsored by interested students or student groups who wish to engage in public presentations, disputations, conversations, or debates on issues of current importance.
The American Democracy Project (ADP) for Civic Engagement is a national, multi-campus initiative that seeks to foster informed civic engagement in the United States. ADP events occur throughout the fall.
The Public Officials Forums are a series of forums in which elected and appointed officials from local, state, and national government are invited to campus to speak and to answer questions about issues they are involved with in their capacity as public officials.
The Candidates' Forums are a series of non-partisan forums that occur prior to the primary elections in May and the general elections in November. Candidates for local, state, and national office are invited to campus to present their positions on election campaign issues, respond to questions from students and faculty members in attendance, or engage in debate with rival candidates.
The Distinguished Civic Leadership Awards Banquet is a CCERP initiative that recognizes notable civic and community contributions on the part of individuals who and entities that have had a positive impact locally, regionally, nationally, or internationally.
The Public Policy Journal presents articles on public policy written by MU students. As with other academic journals, the process of getting an article published is highly competitive and a rewarding experience.