Civic Engagement at PVCC

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“Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and nonpolitical processes.” – Thomas Ehrlich (Civic Responsibility and Higher Education, American Council on Education/Oryx Press, 2000, p. vi).

21-22 Voter friendly campusPVCC consistently receives national recognition for its civic engagement efforts to increase voter engagement and registration among students. Recent civic activities have included nonpartisan voter registration drives, a Congressional debate and ongoing voting awareness events.

PVCC is repeatedly recognized as a leader in the "ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge" and has received the 2021-2-22 designation as a "Voter Friendly Campus," among other awards. 

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PVCC is also on the honor roll of Washington Monthly's annual college rankings and is named "One of America's Best Colleges for Student Voting. See the recent press release.





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