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stanford's annual day of civic service

In Spring 2021, the Faculty Senate voted to acknowledge the importance of democracy and engagement by designating Election Day (the Tuesday after the first Monday of November) a non-instructional Democracy Day and a university-wide academic holiday. To recognize that civic engagement isn't restricted to electoral participation, Democracy Day is held annually, even in years without federal American elections.

Democracy Day is meant to encourage voting, participation, civic engagement, dialogue, community-building, and reflection on the role of public service in your life and the lives of others. 

"It felt like a lot of campus civic culture was lost over the pandemic—it was inspiring to see so many people excited again about events built around democracy and our shared civic duty."

Senior, 2022

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