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How do students at Rice vote?

How do Rice student voting rates compare to those at other campuses? 

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Fostering civic leadership through integrated curricular and experiential learning opportunities that enable students to understand the complexity of social issues, their roles as active members of society, and the mechanisms for achieving equitable and inclusive communities.




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2019 Fall Opportunities

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Urban Immersion 2018 Recap


National Voter Registration Day

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Student Opportunity Center 

The Center for Civic Leadership and Office of Inquiry-Based Learning are excited to announce the launch of the Student Opportunity Center, a centralized resource for Rice students to find experiential learning opportunities on- and off-campus. The SOC’s focus on research, funding, and conferences complements the resources already provided by CCD's Handshake. We recommend that you use both databases to identify the full range of opportunities available to you as a Rice student. Click here to access your SOC account.


Why Texas must ban non-consensual pelvic exams [Opinion]
Dec. 1, 2019

Imagine you need a gynecological procedure that requires anesthesia or are taken to the hospital in an emergency. While you are hospitalized, your doctor takes advantage of your anesthetized or unconscious body by allowing medical students under their tutelage to take turns performing pelvic exams on you. Do you remember consenting? Probably not, but you might have signed a form acknowledging that medical students may be involved in your care.

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Which Races are Headed to a Runoff Election?
Nov. 14, 2019

The run-off election is taking place on Saturday, December 14th.

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Latino Student Seeks to Empower His Community
Nov. 7, 2019

Bryan Najera Demoraes would like to see a future in which people's color and culture are important assets to society. 

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