This program for Participatory Democracy is designed to give students an understanding that every individual not only can, but also has a responsibility to contribute positively to society. Through the Civic Involvement Projects, young people learn that they can make a difference individually as well as collectively as a team. This is a required part of the SU curriculum as we believe learning to take an active role in understanding life's realities by addressing them is an essential aspect of high-quality higher education.
Our students choose the project they wish to work with, design their projects with their team members in cooperation with the organization they will work with, and carry the projects out under the guidance of student supervisors. The projects are structured within a framework of structured curriculum but with room for individual contributions so that each member of the project actually has ownership of the project.