American Democracy Project

State Senate in RIC's auditorium
What We Do

The American Democracy Project fosters political and civic engagement in higher education.

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Started in 2003, the American Democracy Project (ADP) at RIC is an affiliate of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in partnership with the New York Times. 

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Who We Are

The American Democracy Project is a multi-campus initiative focused on public higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens. Of the more than 220 colleges and universities in the country participating in the ADP, RIC is the only participant in Rhode Island. ADP at RIC is considered one of the leading programs in the country for political and civic engagement and is often used as the model for initiatives by other colleges.

Our Aim

The goal of Rhode Island College’s American Democracy Project is to produce active, involved citizens specifically through political engagement. 


Did You Know We Just Attended the NH Primaries?

We went to candidate events, talked to members of the media, and reported our observations to WJAR/NBC10.

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