About Civic Engagement

At the Community College of Allegheny County, we strive to provide students a strong basis for active and participatory citizenship. Voting is, of course, central to our efforts. We are consistently working to provide registration information and opportunities, and to link students with a variety of electoral resources. Voting is, however, only the starting point.

Civic education at CCAC is also citizenship education. Students learn about the world and their place in it. They are exposed to a variety of problems and issues, which they learn to address using the skills and knowledge they develop at the College. Active citizenship involves participation. Civic education means providing opportunities for such participation, both on campus and in their communities.


CCAC's Civic Purpose

CCAC's civic purpose is to cultivate a sense of community by:

  • Promoting intentional service activities for students, staff, and community
  • Bringing awareness of the issues associated with social justice and their impact on democracy
  • Helping students develop civil literacy as well as self-awareness as global citizens
  • Providing students the necessary resources and civic education for them to better understand that their vote is their voice.

Voter-Friendly Campus

CCAC has been designated VOTER-FRIENDLY by the Campus Vote Project! The mission of the Voter Friendly Campus designation is to bolster efforts that help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process.

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Jeffrey Langstraat, PhD