Civic Engagement

Civic Education and Engagement at Lewis University

At Lewis University, civic engagement is defined as working to transform our local, state, national, and international communities.  Morally responsible and civically engaged individuals consider themselves to be active members of a larger community and agents of positive social change for a more just and democratic world.  Our Catholic and Lasallian tradition invites us to recognize that all are made in the image and likeness of God. It inspires us to respect the dignity of all people and to promote a lifelong, personal commitment to work in solidarity for the common good.  Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to acquire civic, historical, religious, and cultural knowledge; to appreciate justice, equality, freedom, particularly in regard to the lives and experiences of the disenfranchised; to develop their critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills; and to take action within communities to address various policy issues.

This page is designed to provide Lewis students, faculty, and staff resources to help them become engaged citizens and make a positive change in society.

Helpful Resources

Illinois Online Voter Registration Application

The Lewis University Committee for Civic Engagement can be reached at: civicengagement@lewisu.edu

Template: Writing to an elected official

Informative Videos

  • How do you register to vote?



  • Voting Resources Help Voters With Their Ballot
  • How Donald Trump Won the U.S. Presidential Election
  • Electoral Votes - How Do They Work?
  • Why do debates matter in the U.S. Presidential Election?

  • Minorities Make a Difference in National Election
  • How Can a Third Party Vote Change the Presidential Election?
  • What are U.S. Presidential Executive Orders? How do they work?
  • I'm Just a Bill (Schoolhouse Rock!)