Civic engagement can be defined as “working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.”

In an age of information overload, it is more important than ever that KSU students be educated and trained to think critically and be actively engaged with issues affecting public life.  The Office of Regional Stewardship sponsors and develops programs that promote civic health issues in our community such as voter registration, local, state and national candidate forums, constitutional issues in the headlines, social justice, environmental concerns, internships in local and state political offices and educational access.

Partnering agencies include:

  • Legislative Research Commission:
  • Frankfort/ Franklin County Chamber of Commerce
  • KY Cabinet for Workforce Development
  • Council for Postsecondary Education
  • American Democracy Project (AASCU)
  • Franklin County Public Schools
  • Frankfort Independent SchoolsSOS Civic Health
  • United Way of Franklin County
  • Wilderness Road Council
  • KY Secretary of State Office