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Mission Statement

The Center for Democracy and Citizenship Education will assume the critical role of taking a leadership position in the development of a new generation of American citizens. Specifically, the charge is to provide civic education programs, activities and resources for educators to utilize for the purpose of designing innovative and interactive opportunities for students in our schools and within our communities. This engagement with our university, community, state, and nation is in clear alignment with former Interim WVUPresident C. Peter Magrath “State of the Campus address-”An Engaged University:WVU’s Role as a 21st Century Land Grant University” issued on Monday October 13, 2008.

Rationale for the Center for Democracy & Citizenship Education:

When President Barack Obama took the oath of office on January 20, 2009, he gave the nation a challenge: “What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility.” One of our nation’s greatest responsibilities is to prepare students for their most important position they will hold in life, that as CITIZEN.

Focus Objectives of the Center for Democracy and Citizenship Education:


Guiding Principles for the Center of Democracy and Citizenship Education: