Civic Engagement at Chemeketa

2016-2017 Civic Engagement Brochure

Chemeketa’s Student Retention & College Life supports teaching and learning by fostering student success, intercultural competence and leadership through civic engagement.

  • Civic Engagement at Chemeketa encompasses a wide variety of activities, events, and experiences, but the three primary areas include student government (ASC), community service/service-learning, and student led clubs/organizations.
  • We encourage you to make the most of your college experience—get involved and meet people through clubs and organizations, community service, student government (ASC) and other leadership opportunities.
  • Whether it is through community service, becoming a student club officer, encouraging students to vote, lobbying our state legislators, or even attending a club meeting we are committed to the development of graduates who are knowledgeable, involved citizens in their communities and in the democratic process.
  • Voter Registration can be completed online. Go to the Secretary of State website for more information and to register online.
  • Student Retention and College Life

Contact Us:
Adam Holden, MA
Civic Engagement Coordinator
Chemeketa Community College
Salem 2/176C
503.365.4768 fax

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 non-political processes.

A morally and civically responsible individual recognizes himself or herself as a member of a larger social fabric and therefore considers social problems to be at least partly his or her own; such an individual is willing to see the moral and civic dimensions of issues, to make and justify informed moral and civic judgments, and to take action when appropriate.

Thomas Ehrlich, American Democracy Project, American Association of State Colleges and Universities