Civic Awareness Award

The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership’s Civic Awareness Award encourages students to gain knowledge on various perspectives and issues of public concern outside the classroom. The school’s public programming allows students to listen and interact with civic leaders, public intellectuals and notable scholars. 

Students are able to qualify for the Civic Awareness Award by attending the school’s events and submitting written reflections about each event to the school’s Undergraduate Studies Committee. 

Students who qualify for the Civic Awareness Award will receive a medallion upon graduation, are honored at the school’s end-of-year student event and are recognized in the school’s media. 

Qualifying for the Civic Awareness Award

The Civic Awareness Award is open to all Arizona State University students — majoring or minoring within the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership is not required. Students receive points toward the Civic Awareness Award when they attend school-sponsored events and submit a reflection about each event.

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Receiving Points

Students must accrue 20 points to qualify for the Civic Awareness Award, based on the following scale:

  • 1 point per large public lecture or dialogue

  • 1 point per panel at the school’s annual conference

  • 2 points per small, student-oriented event. The school hosts a number of visiting scholar lunches throughout the year for students to attend.

Fulfillment of criteria may occur in as little as one year or over the course of a student’s undergraduate career. The Civic Awareness Award is granted at the end of the academic year in which a student completes all requirements.

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Register to participate

Students must register their interest in pursuing the Civic Awareness Award in order to receive credit for event attendance.

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Submit a reflection

Reflections consist of at least ½ - 1 page for each point awarded. Reflections must be submitted no later than two weeks after the event took place. Please name your document as follows: Student Name, Date, Event Title

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If you have any questions about the Civic Awareness Award, don't hesitate to reach out.

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Additional Information

In order to receive credit for attendance, students need to complete the check-in process at each event. 

Points can also be obtained by attending events for the school’s research center, The Center for the Study of Economic Liberty. When registering for these events, students need to select that they are receiving credit for the Civic Awareness Award.  

The school accepts retroactive credits for attended events, dating back to September 2018. 

If you have any questions, please email Zachary German at