American Democracy Project

Civic Health Initiative

The Campus & Community Civic Health Initiative is a newly created effort to measure and improve campus and community civic health. Missouri State is one out of twenty-five universities to partake in this project. As a part of this initiative, MSU is working to assess and evaluate the civic footprint of the campus and community through the Provost Ad-Hoc Committee on Democracy Engagement.

In order to assess the civic ethos, literacy, inquiry, and action of the academic programs on the Missouri State University campus a three-part report was completed by Emily Trammell, Sarah Nyquist, and Kim Dubree, graduate students in the Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) program, for a practicum project within the SAHE curriculum during the 2013 spring semester. The three parts of the report are as follows:

For more information about the Civic Health Initiative, please contact cochairs: Kathy Nordyke, Office of Citizenship and Service-Learning, Plaster Student Union 137, 417-836-6060,, or Mike Stout, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Strong Hall 471, 417-836-5357,