Oklahoma 2012 Civic Health Index Released

Together with our partners at the University of Central Oklahoma, NCoC released the 2012 Oklahoma Civic Health Index at the Oklahoma State Capitol on December 4. Secretary of State Glenn Coffee accepted the report on behalf of the state.

The report finds that the state thrives in areas such as volunteerism and families sharing meals, but has room for growth in other areas including voting and political participation. The report focuses on the critical importance of civic skills and voter education, and the research team now plans to use an infographic on the findings as an educational tool for schools and libraries across the state.

The Oklahoma Civic Health Index is produced in partnership with the University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma Campus Compact, the Kerr Foundation, Inc., and the Walton Family Foundation.

Read the Press Release

See the Report

What is the American Democracy Project at UCO?

Established in 2003, the American Democracy Project involves 229 institutions in a special national initiative that focuses on higher education's role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy. As institutions and as individuals, we make a difference by example, by living lives of engagement. 

President Don Betz challenges us to become engaged citizens and value the 3 C's: Character, Civility, and Community.                                         

The goal of ADP is to integrate these core values into the fabric of university life.

  • Innovative partnerships between students, staff, faculty and community partners

  • Civic Engagement Lecture Series

  • Constitution Day

  • Coffee with the Times

  • Political Engagement Initiative

  • Book discussion groups