The American Democracy Project (ADP) is a network of more than 250 state colleges and universities focused on public higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy. ADP was established in 2003 as a
nonpartisan initiative of AASCU in partnership with The New York Times.
The goal of the American Democracy Project is to produce college and university graduates who are equipped with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and experiences they need to be informed, engaged members of their communities.
Since its inception, ADP has organized 14 national and 18 regional meetings; a series of national initiatives; a national assessment project; and hundreds of campus initiatives, including voter education and registration, curriculum revision projects, campus
audits, special days of action and reflection, speaker series, and award programs.
Download an ADP informational handout here.