“Improving our world” requires both an acceptance of social responsibility and an active participation in meeting the challenges of a modern society. This responsibility is borne out through political activity, community service, engagement in leadership roles, advocacy and becoming informed on issues that relate to social change. The 2013/14 University Theme promoted and celebrated these aspects of civic action.
Fall semester activities focused on motivating students to take civic action on issues that are important to them and on giving them the tools they need to build effective action plans. Throughout the spring semester, students worked to carry out their action plans with help and coaching from their fellow students and the faculty and staff.