Project Pericles



Advocate. Facilitate. Inspire.

Building on the legacy and innovative vision of Eugene Lang, Project Pericles is a vibrant consortium of colleges and universities that plays a vital role in promoting civic engagement within higher education.

Our model is unique. Project Pericles works at all levels of the campus, engaging trustees, presidents, provosts, and other senior staff; Periclean program directors on each campus; faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members.

We work in the classroom, on the campus, and in the community. This gives us leverage to push for institutional transformation and the incorporation of civic engagement and social responsibility across the college experience. We engage not just a few, but the majority of students on our campuses – either directly through Periclean programs or indirectly by creating a campus culture that thoroughly integrates civic engagement and social responsibility, most importantly, in the curriculum. Through our research projects and publications, we also promote greater awareness within higher education about the value and importance of civic engagement.

Periclean Programs

The national office of Project Pericles works with Periclean colleges and universities to develop civic engagement programs that support, enhance, and extend their existing activities. These programs are designed to deepen the Periclean mission on campus by enabling faculty to incorporate civic engagement into the curriculum and by empowering students to become more thoughtful and effective advocates. Signature Periclean programs include:

Creating Cohesive Pathways to Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement Course (CEC)™ Program

Debating for Democracy (D4D)™

Periclean Faculty Leadership (PFL) Program™

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