Civic Engagement Toolkit

One of the goals of the Center for Leadership and Service is empowering students to be engaged, global citizens. We recognize that are many different ways for students to fulfill that role. Here are a few resources for students to further interact with our democracy.


Civic Participation


  • Find your elected officials at all levels and their contact information using
  • Write a letter or email to your elected officials - a guide developed by the ACLU on how to write an effective letter or email to elected officials. 
  • Host a Letter-Writing Campaign - From the Resource Centre in the United Kingdom, a charity dedicated to assisting community groups to obtain their goals.
  • Attend an Advocacy Day - Many non-profits, organizations, and causes will hold an advocacy day at either state or federal legislatures. If you are interested in finding one for a cause you’re passionate about, please email