Civic Engagement and YOU!

The following message was sent to all students on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021


The timbre of the times has many of us reflecting, talking, and acting (hopefully with each other). We are discussing elections; arguing about campus, national and global political climates; and being publicly and collectively active around the issues for which we care.

Registering to vote is only one way to be nimble in this time of political discourse and activism. I encourage you to remain aware of other just-in-time opportunities – lectures, public rallies, discussions, and activities – that allow you to reflect on the campus, national, and global political climates. Take a moment and wander through this voter engagement resources, organizations and events page. Take a moment to participate in these upcoming events:

  • The undergraduate Student Government is hosting a Boston Mayoral Forum this Friday, October 29, at 7 p.m.
  • Following the Boston Mayoral election, BUTV10 will be hosting a post-election show on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. It will be livestreamed at with a recap of the race and a look at the future of Boston.

    Give yourself permission to participate in opportunities to improve political discourse by practicing it through your formal class readings and discussions, activism, informal interactions and dialogue, and other engagement (especially face-to-face interactions and creative encounters).

    Being “in the know” when it comes to making a difference and changing the world requires nimbleness. Developing your knowledge and skills to make that difference requires plenty of motivation and lots of intellectual work. Much strength to you as you go forward,

    Staying actively involved,


    Kenneth Elmore
    Associate Provost and Dean of Students

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