Times Are A-Changing

Civic Engagement Policy and Advocacy Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Division LEAD Initiative Student Government Student Leadership Programs Graduate Mid-Level New Professional
June 24, 2015 Mary B. Coburn

Violence against women. Police brutality. Sexual assault. Immigration laws. Within the last year, college and university administrators have responded to a range of high-profile incidents that have prompted students to hold protests, marches, teach-ins, and sit-ins on campus and beyond. Today's student activisits are quicker than ever to take a stand on disagreements on institutional decisions or changes--with or without the full backing of the campus community. Technology, traditional media, and tightened timelines are fueling more widespread participation and the call for more immediate institutional responses.