KU Civic Engagement and Leadership

The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics offers many opportunities for Civic Engagement and Education.

The Dole Institute exemplifies academic entrepreneurship with an emphasis on civic education.  The Institute respects Senator Dole’s wishes to highlight practical knowledge obtained from real life experiences of presidents, ambassadors, policymakers, journalists, campaign strategists, authors, historians and many others whose lives have been spent in the public arena.  The Dole Institute continues to build an active and vibrant student culture, promoting political and civic involvement while encouraging civil discourse on important issues.

Some of the Civic Engagement experiences at the Dole Institute include:

Dole Institute of Politics Student Advisory Board

Hemenway Public Service Award

Youth Civic Leadership Institute (high school students)

Civic Engagement and (Election) Leadership Conference for Kansas High School Government, History and Middle School Social Studies Teachers

Constitution Day

KU Civic Engagement and Leadership Month

A Tribute to Veterans Gala (Veterans Day event)


2019 Poster representing the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment and Women's History Month