Center for Civic Engagement

About Center for Civic Engagement

Active citizenship has become a core part of the mission and agenda of Hofstra University, which offers educational, co-curricular and cultural programs and activities that foster an awareness of local, national, and global issues.

The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) plays a major role in the university’s fulfillment of core objectives. Started as an initiative by faculty committed to promoting student involvement in community and public life, the CCE opened officially on February 2, 2007. We are a university institute designed to educate students in democratic values by actively engaging them as knowledgeable citizens in collaborative partnerships with their campus, local, state, national, and global communities.

Since its inception, the CCE has organized dozens of on-campus events, including forums, conferences, debates, workshops, exhibitions, cultural gatherings and performances around several important themes including nonviolence, social justice and sustainability, the democratic process, and globalization. The CCE now also offers a new minor in civic engagement as well as internships for academic credit. Please check out the active CCE Committees working to further the CCE message.


Center for Civic Engagement Summer Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Davidson, NC
“I really enjoyed working with incoming first-year students as a Service Odyssey leader. It was very rewarding sharing my experience with them and answering their questions about the next four years. I also enjoyed learning about and working with various non-profits throughout Lake Norman and Charlotte through Service Odyssey and other projects. Additionally, it was nice having a partner (another intern) to work with on projects.”
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