American Democracy Project

Lander University has an active chapter of the American Democracy Project (ADP), an initiative to encourage student civic engagement that is sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

The Lander ADP promotes civic engagement through regular voter registration drives, Constitution Day events, programs with visiting speakers, The New York Times readership program, and an annual drive to collect clothes and household items in the university’s dorms in partnership with the Housing Office in Student Affairs. Since 2012, the chapter has also annually presented the Student Organization of the Year Award for Civic Engagement.

The chapter has also co-sponsored two speaker series with Lander’s Office of Continuing Education for the campus and Greenwood community. Members of the ADP steering committee have also presented at ADP national conferences.

The Lander ADP is currently pursuing a Civil Discourse Initiative that strives to facilitate respectful dialogue and tolerance for diverse opinions on “hot-button” topics in and out of the classroom. University professors from disciplines across campus participate in the Initiative and contribute to vibrant conversations and activities to encourage good citizenship.

For more information about the Lander chapter of the American Democracy Project, please contact one of the co-chairs of the ADP Steering Committee:

Dr. Lucas McMillan, 864-388-8275; smcmillan@lander.edu
Dr. Chad Kinsella, 864-388-8796; ckinsella@lander.edu