William & Mary will lead essential efforts to practice and promote democratic ideals in the pursuit of a more perfect union.
At a time when our country is deeply divided, we have the opportunity to rediscover the ideals that make pluralistic democracies strong. W&M has played a pivotal role in shaping democracy since the founding of the United States. As we prepare for our country’s 250th anniversary, W&M will ensure that our nation’s origin stories are expansive, honest and that they unite us in a commitment to knowledge as a public good. By studying, teaching and illuminating the rights and obligations of 21st-century citizenship, the Alma Mater of the Nation is uniquely positioned to ensure that democratic ideals thrive for generations to come.
Committee chairs: [[clcooper,Carrie Cooper]], Dean of University Libraries and [[vmambl,Ginger Ambler]], Vice President for Student Affairs