Civic Engagement in your Classroom
There are many ways to integrate civic engagement into your classes. A few ideas and resources are listed below.
1. Invite a UMW Voting Ambassador to speak to your class about voting.
UMW Ambassadors have been trained to register students to vote and can talk to your class about how, why, and where to vote. Email Sarah Dewees at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a visit from a Voting Ambassador.
2. Check out our resource page
We have compiled a list of resources that may be useful as you think about topics to cover in your classes.
3. Visit with staff at the Center for Community Engagement.
We would welcome a conversation about how to support a culture of civic engagement on campus. Stop by our Center at 320 in the University Center, or reach out to us over email at email@example.com.
4. Read about voting on the UMW Campus.
The 2018 NSLVE Report (PDF) shows high voter turnout for the UMW campus.
5. And don’t forget to vote!
Visit the webpage for the Virginia Department of Elections to learn more about upcoming elections, polling place locations, and how to make sure your voter registration is up to date.