Rochester Center for Community Leadership

Political Engagement


What is Political Engagement?

Political engagement means playing an active role in your community (locally, nationally, or internationally) by being involved in the democratic process, participating in public life, and collaborating with community organizations to solve community problems.

The RCCL convenes the Committee for Political Engagement, and also advises student organizations with a political focus, including the College Democrats, the College Republicans, and the Students for Liberty. Other student organizations, including awareness groups, fraternities and sororities, sometimes also plan activities with a political focus, and RCCL is happy to serve as a resource for those organizations, as well. 

Student with Sign

#TurnOutForWhat documents
why UR community votes

November 3, 2014

In an effort to increase awareness of and participation in the democratic process, the University of Rochester’s Committee for Political Engagement (CPE) held a two-day photo shoot on October 28-29 called #TurnOutForWhat to document and share photos of Rochester students, faculty, and staff identifying what issues compel them to vote.

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Students at Inauguration

Campus style, Committee for Political Engagement

October 1, 2014

Committee for Political Engagement (CPE), a student-driven organization devoid of partisan affiliation and dedicated to building political awareness and participation at UR and beyond.

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