The CIViC is pleased to present a variety of programs and activities that raise awareness and action about issues locally, nationally & globally! 

Mobil Secretary of State office Monday, September 15, 2014

The Michigan Secretary of State will bring it's mobile office to UM-Dearborn on Monday, September 15, 2014!  From the mobile office you can conduct all regular Secretary of State business.  Tired of the long lines at the Secretary of State office?  No need to go there - simply bring your documents and information to campus on the 15th of September and stop by the mobile office which will be set up behind the University Center!

Constitution Day

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 12:30 pm in Kochoff Hall C, University Center

Each year, the CIViC in collaboration with Student Government, hosts an annual program that allows students to think about what the US Constitution means in current day!  This year's program will be held on Thursday, September 11, at 12:30 pm in Kochoff Hall C, University Center.  Come join Vice Chancellor Henderson as he moderates our exciting, Jeopardy style game show!  

Speaker: Rich Robinson from the Michigan Campaign Finance Network

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7 pm in Kochoff Hall C, UC

Tuesday Sept. 23, 2014 is National Voter Registration Day. To celebrate, UM Dearborn is hosting Rich Robinson from the Michigan Campaign Finance Network to speak on financing of this year's campaigns. See for more info. The League of Women Voters will also provide information on ballot initiatives.  The event will be held in Kochoff Hall C, 7:00 to 8:30pm. Everyone is welcome. Please encourage students to attend. This is being planned in coordination with the League of Women Voters of Dbn/Dbn Hts. and faculty at Henry Ford College.  For more info contact

SOUP Dearborn

Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 12:00 pmKochoff Hall A, UC


Back this by popular demand, SOUP Dearborn will be happening on Thursday, October 2 at 12:00 pm in Kochoff Hall A, UC.  This SOUP lunch will include project presentations by students around voter engagement!  Attendees at SOUP Dearborn will vote on their favorite project presentation and that project will receive grant funding from the generous donations of attendees for their meals!

Detroit Unleaded, with local director Rola Nashef

Wednesday, November 11, 2014 at 2 pm
Location TBA

Join us for a screening of the critcally acclaimed film, Detroit Unleaded.  This film was directed by Dearborn native Rola Nashef who will visit campus to talk about her film.  As one of only few Arab-American female directors, Ms. Nashef is receiving critical acclaim for her work and is pleased to be able to come to her hometown of Dearborn, MI to share the film with UM-Dearborn.


Elect Her 2014-2015

Friday, November 21, location & time to be announced
Elect Her Campus Women Win is the only program in the country that encourages and trains college women to run for student government and future political office. A collaboration between AAUW and Running Start, Elect Her addresses the need to expand the pipeline to women running for office and to diminish the longstanding political leadership gender gap.  Elect Her will be coming to UM-Dearborn again- stay tuned!