Marymount Named a Lead Institution in Civic Engagement

Marymount University is one of nearly 100 colleges and universities working together on a national initiative to promote civic learning and democratic engagement.

Named a lead institution by NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, Marymount will continue to encourage its students’ civic development through community partnerships, leadership opportunities and democratic participation.

“Marymount is pleased to be selected to participate in this network of institutions dedicated to developing students’ sense of civic identity,” said Dean of Student Services Christina Rajmaira, who noted that civic engagement is a core value of higher education. “Being recognized as a national leader in this field is a reflection of the quality of our current efforts and ongoing commitment to inspiring students to challenge themselves through leadership and service roles.”

Associate Director of Community Engagement Meg Dalmut, who is serving as Marymount’s lead representative to NASPA, said the support of colleagues at other institutions will be an invaluable resource.

“We are committed to being an engaged institution with the local and global community,” Dalmut said.

To learn more about the initiative and to view a listing of participating schools, visit the NASPA website at