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"Democracy has to be born anew in each generation, and education is its midwife." - John Dewey, 1916

The American Democracy Project at The College of Brockport is a committee of faculty and professional staff who work together to enhance civic engagement on campus. The group takes its inspiration from, and is affiliated with, the national American Democracy Project a multi-campus initiative focused on public higher education's role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy. The project began in 2003 as an initiative of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), in partnership with The New York Times.

The goal of the American Democracy Project is to produce graduates who are committed to being knowledgeable, involved citizens in their communities. To that end the American Democracy Project at Brockport has launched many on-going campus initiatives such as the Freshman Reading Program (now sponsored by M and T Bank), The Distinguished Lecture Series, The Naturalization Ceremony, The Community Service and Leadership LLC, and TurboVote to name just a few.

If you are interested in joining us please come along —please contact ADP Chair Susan Orr


  • On Thursday September 17th Celebrate America's newest citizens with Brockport's naturalization ceremony in Seymour Union Ballroom at 11am. This moving Brockport tradition is open to the entire college community and to the general public
  • Dr. Rebecca Ginsburg, Director of the Education Justice Project will deliver a lecture "Education + Justice: How and Why Prisons and Universities Can Partner or a Better World" on Friday October 9th 4-5.30 in Union 114
  • Dennis Parker Director of the ACLU's Justice Program will deliver on racial and economic justice on Thursday October 22nd in Union Ballroom at 7pm


"The American Democracy Project for Civic Engagement is a national, multi-campus initiative that seeks to foster informed civic engagement in the United States. The project seeks to create a greater intellectual understanding and commitment to participate in the civic life of the United States." (Mission Statement)

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