Encouraging civic involvement

A well-rounded education goes beyond the classroom – we believe it extends beyond our campuses into the community. Maricopa Community Colleges is a strong voice for civic engagement, and we are proud to promote awareness about policy issues as well as encourage Maricopa students to become more deeply involved in civic life at all levels.

Civic engagement

Get involved in promoting civic awareness and public discourse on campus and in the community.

Leadership development

Build your leadership and coordination skills while giving back to the community.

Hands-on experience

Boost your resume, earn college credit, and get real-world public policy experience.

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Chancellor’s Civic Leadership Medallion

Up your civic engagement while working toward a Chancellor’s Civic Leadership Medallion. Designed to recognize civic accomplishments and leadership, the medallion can be earned through participation in various civic activities, such as attending public meetings, moderating public forums, or working a city or state election.

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Student Public Policy Forum

Open to students of all backgrounds and majors, the Student Public Policy Forum (SPPF) provides an overview of local, state, and national public policy work, and gives you opportunities to become an educated and involved citizen. Plus, you’ll have a chance to travel to Washington, D.C.!