About DEMOCRACY DAY
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.
news about the day
Time Out ("Deliberation Nation," Stanford Magazine)
Making the most of Stanford’s new academic holiday, Democracy Day (Stanford Report)
Lobbying for an Election Day holiday (Cardinal Service)
The Push to Make Future Election Days a Day of Civic Service (McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society)
"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."
Meet The Team
Head of Intl. Engagement
2023 Vice Chair
President's Office Rep.
Head of Event Logistics
Head of Freshmen Engagement
Haas Center Representative
Head of H&S Engagement
Hoover Institution Rep.
Head of STEM Engagement
Head of Deliberations