Projects and activities for Civic Action Week are open to anyone who is a faculty, staff, or student at Washington University. Activities should be related to civic and community engagement and advance opportunities for knowledge sharing, dialogue, community building, or further engagement. We encourage people to get creative with their ideas, nothing is too big or too small to consider! The Gephardt Institute and Civic Action Week Committee are available to support your thinking, brainstorming, or questions if needed. Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis until Aug. 1. 

  • Panel discussion 
  • Workshop 
  • Speaker 
  • Book discussion 
  • Movie screening 
  • Public art project 
  • A community service project 
  • ….and more! 

Why should I submit a proposal? 

All groups and individuals who submit an accepted proposal will have their event/project featured on the Civic Action Week website. Additionally, they will be printed in the Civic Action Week guide that will be handed out across campus. The Gephardt Institute will serve as a point of coordination and logistical support. The Institute is also available as a sounding board and thought partner.  

All individuals and groups who submit a proposal will be invited to the Gephardt Institute Catalyzer Connection Reception during the week, where attendees will have a chance to network and connect with one another over civic conversation. 

Proposals selection criteria: 

  1. Individuals who submit a proposal are responsible for securing any resources (staffing, materials, etc.) necessary to host their activity or event.  
  1. Proposals must be aligned with the Gephardt Institute’s mission to foster a vibrant culture of civic engagement throughout Washington University, realized by engaged citizens, scholarship, and partnerships that advance the collective good. 

Who should submit a proposal? 

All Washington University students, faculty, and staff are eligible to submit proposals.  

Proposal Submission Form

Civic Action Week Proposal
No more than 250 words, please
Is your group able to support the staffing of the event?
Please pick the Gephardt Institute value(s) with which your project/event most closely aligns.
For a description of our values, click here
(E.g. Room reservations, other logistics, etc.)
Maximum upload size: 51.2MB

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