Civic Engagement Week 2018

Civic Engagement

As a public institution, Grand Rapids Community College is committed to educating and encouraging students in areas of civic engagement. Our faculty and staff collaborate on a number of events and activities throughout the year, including Civic Engagement Week in September. All students are invited to these events, and we hope that they will walk away with a greater sense of citizenship at the local, national, and international levels.

Voter registration is encouraged through our Voter Registration Drives and Student Life communications every September, and the Michigan voter registration form can also be found at the following link: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/MIVoterRegistration_97046_7.pdf 

Voter Registration Drive

Dates: Monday, September 17th - Monday, September 24th

Times and Locations:

  • Student Center’s first floor — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17 and 19.
  • Sneden Hall’s first floor — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17 to 19.
  • Main Building’s fourth floor — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17 and 18.
  • Main Building’s first floor — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18 and 19.
  • Library Lobby first floor — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18.
  • ATC’s second floor corridor — 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 17 and 18.
  • Olivarez Student Plaza — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24. 

Volunteers will be around campus all week helping students register to vote. Bring a legal form of ID and your home address, and we can fill out the paperwork to get your registered before the October 9th deadline! We will even have the Michigan Department of State Mobile Office on campus on Monday, September 24th.

Also, see the Library and Learning Commons' excellent Voting 2018 Guide for information on voter registration, polling locations, and ballot listings: http://subjectguides.grcc.edu/Vote

Constitution Day

Date: Monday, September 17th

Time: 11am-2pm

Location: 1st Floor Lobby, Student Center

Join us in celebrating our nation's founding document on this national holiday! Student Alliance will be handing out Constitutions and voter registration information in the Student Center. Constitutions will be available in four different languages.

Marijuana Ballot Proposal Panel

Date: Wednesday, September 19th

Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm

Location: Multipurpose Room, 2nd Floor, Student Center

Our main event for Civic Engagement Week will be a panel of experts in various fields discussing the ballot proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in the State of Michigan. This educational event will feature an Addiction Specialist, Legal Expert, Business Owner, and Law Enforcement Official discussing a range of topics relevant to making an informed decision for the November 6th Election Day.