Civic Leadership Institute

The Civic Leadership Institute is a one-week residential seminar for rising sophomore, junior and senior high school student hosted by the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership. Participants choose from two intensive tracks.

1. Constitutional Rights and Liberties 
Participants will explore the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution, such as the freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, the right to keep and bear arms, due process of law, and equal protection of the laws.

2. Abraham Lincoln and American Principles
Participants will engage the political thought, speeches, and statesmanship of Abraham Lincoln to explore the fundamental American principles embodied in the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution such as liberty, equality, constitutionalism, and democracy.

Activities include interactive lectures, breakout discussions, meals with faculty, daily readings, and evening activities with ASU student mentors.

How to apply

  • Send the following application materials with subject line “Civic Leadership Institute Application_ Name” to:
  • A brief statement of interest by the student (no more than 150 words).
  • A brief endorsement of the student by a teacher or counselor (no more than 150 words).



Tempe Campus
Registration Information: 
This residential program starts with check-in at 4pm on Sunday, June 16 and ends with checkout at 4pm on Friday, June 21.
Event Date ( Enter Start & End Date): 
Sunday, June 16, 2019 to Friday, June 21, 2019
Days of Week: 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
Start & End Time: 
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Registration Deadline: 
May 24, 2019
Email address for program inquiries: 
Phone number for program inquiries: