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Where Your Passion Meets Action

Citizenship and Civic Engagement Undergraduate Program

Female students at desk with book

students admitted per class year to this tight-knit program


different companion majors completed since 2016


community partner organizations, nonprofits and government organizations

An Engaged and Engaging Community

CCE admits just 30 students per year. Small class sizes and a peer mentor program help students create meaningful connections that spur creativity and action. Every semester, the entire CCE community comes together for meals, field trips, workshops and more.

Students standing in front of the George Washington statue in Maxwell Hall

Career Ready

CCE graduates are proficient in community-based research and civic engagement and go on to meaningful careers in a wide range of fields. Class of 2020 graduates secured opportunities upon graduation spanning nonprofit organizations, government agencies and private business:

  • The American Prospect
  • CNY Fair Housing Inc.
  • Hiscock Legal Aid Society
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Pennsylvania Democratic Party
  • Success Academy Charter Schools
  • Uncommon Schools

Others pursued graduate degrees and enrolled in the following:

  • Harvard University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Syracuse University
Dina Eldawy

I am Maxwell.

Dina Eldawy interned with the Migration Policy Institute while taking courses through the Maxwell-in-Washington D.C. program. She says, “My internship tied directly with the work I did in action plan addressed English language services for Syracuse refugee communities. It definitely solidified my interest in studying refugee populations and education policy in my graduate studies.”

Dina Eldawy ’19

Double major: citizenship and civic engagement, international relations; Marshall Scholar, University of Sussex

Read related story “Dina Eldawy named second Marshall scholar in University history”

Citizenship and Civic Engagement
206 Eggers Hall