About Us

The American Democracy Project's goal is to produce graduates who understand and are committed to engaging in meaningful actions as citizens in a democracy. By working with students and faculty, the American Democracy Project seeks to nurture programs inside and outside the classroom that raise the levels of our campus community's engagement with the local, national, and global communities around us.

Under the auspices of the Office of the University Provost,, Middle Tennessee State University has participated in this national initiative since its founding in 2003. The American Democracy Project has grown into a multi-campus initiative that seeks to create an intellectual and experiential understanding of civic engagement for undergraduates enrolled at institutions that are members of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). Currently more than 220 campuses participate in the American Democracy Project.

Dr. Mary Evins (Associate Professor of History) coordinates the American Democracy Project. You may find her in Peck Hall 281.

The MTSU American Democracy Project Student Organization sends members annually to the national American Democracy Project conference, which in 2014 will be in Louisville, Kentucky.. To join the ADP Student Organization, click on the Student Involvement hotlink for instructions on how to sign up for the ADP StuOrg mailing list, so the student organization can invite you to its meetings and to participate in its campus initiatives.

More information about the American Democracy Project's various initiatives and activities, including eCitizenship, Seven Revolutions, the Political Engagement Project, Deliberative Polling, Stewardship of Public Lands, and Constitution Day, may be found by following the links to the left.