Colorado State University kicks off its Year of Democracy and Civic Engagement with an ice cream social on the Plaza, hosted by the Center for Public Deliberation. September 14, 2023

2023-2024 is the Year of Democracy and Civic Engagement

The Thematic Year is a central university initiative that serves to highlight the incredible research, programs, academic initiatives, students, faculty and staff who are accomplishing extraordinary things at CSU. Having a rotating annual theme provides the opportunity for the university to focus on major world initiatives that cross through and between all departments and colleges which, in turn, assists in stimulating additional multidisciplinary work at Colorado State.

In the Department of English, we are embracing the Thematic Year in the classroom, among our community, and in our research and creative artistry. On our new webpage, you’ll find a sampling of the connections our faculty, students, and staff are making to impact and elevate this year’s theme.

Share your connection

Faculty, Students, and Staff: We want to know how you’re engaging in this year’s theme! Questions you may consider include:

  • In what ways does your research and creative artistry connect?
  • What conversations are you having in the classroom that inhabit this space? How do your course objectives reflect this year’s theme?
  • What events are you planning? Are you bringing a speaker to campus for a special lecture or reading?

Click this link to fill out the form and let us what you are doing to embrace democracy and civic engagement.