Sharpe Community Scholars
The Sharpe Community Scholars Program supports the development of select students through the integration of academic studies, research and community engagement. Sharpe builds students’ capacity to conduct ethical and responsive, participatory action research &emdash; through course work and training in mixed methodologies in the Sharpe Community Mapping Project.
Questions about the program? Contact [[mdgrif,Dr. Monica Griffin]], Director of Engaged Scholarship & the Sharpe Community Scholars Program. Questions about the the first-year, living-learning community in Spotswood Hall? Contact [[mmcloe,Maxwell Cloe]], Sharpe Living-Learning Community Program Manager.
Civic Agency Project
The Civic Agency Project (CAP) is an undergraduate think tank that focuses on problems of civic engagement and democratic leadership, bridging the gap between academic learning and civic engagement. The project educates students in multi-disciplinary approaches to democratic engagement that are centered in the liberal arts, while emphasizing the leadership virtues of compassion, intellectual openness, self-awareness, public-mindedness, and personal integrity. It combines both experiential and curricular opportunities designed to facilitate the creation of innovative solutions to the problems of contemporary democratic life. Finally, it offers students opportunities to connect with civically engaged scholars, expert mentors, and a strong, supportive community of their peers.