American Democracy Project at ESU

The American Democracy Project at ESU is part of a national multi-campus initiative that seeks to create an intellectual and experimental understanding of civic engagement for students enrolled at institutions that are members of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).

The goal of this non-partisan project is to produce graduates who understand and are committed to engaging in meaningful actions as citizens in a democratic republic.

East Stroudsburg University has been an active participant in this initiative since 2003.

Operating with support from the Office of the Provost, ADP at ESU supports and creates opportunities for student and faculty participation in the development of a campus-wide culture of democratic dispositions and practices.

ADP, often in conjunction with other campus and community partners including The New York Times , organizes and sponsors activities as voter registration drives, as well as such civic education events as Constitution Day celebrations in September of each year, debates and forums on important civic issues, surveys of campus attitudes and mock legislative events.

For more information about the ADP at ESU contact the campus co-coordinator Dr. Adam McGlynn at or co-coordinator Dr. Christopher Brooks in the Department of History at