Ferris State University - American Democracy Project

"Our commitment to an engaged campus recognizes that much of learning happens outside the classroom. We will work to find ways to connect these learning activities and in doing so create meaningful opportunities for [students, staff and faculty] to become engaged in our campus, community and region. At the center of these efforts will be an emphasis on citizenship and diversity." - David L. Eisler, President, Ferris State University

At Ferris State University, we are implementing programs to educate citizens for active participation in democratic processes. Our educational activities include:

  • Celebrating Constitution Day and Presidents' Day
  • Providing voter registration opportunities for students, staff and faculty
  • Hosting forums for candidates for public office and discussions of ballot issues and other election concerns
  • Re-designing course curriculum to help student apply knowledge for political engagement, and
  • Creating service learning opportunities throughout academic programs.