Political, Service & Social Advocacy

Service Learning

In service learning courses, you apply classroom learning to real community challenges, enhancing your academic experience while providing services to local community-based organizations. You can also get involved, individually or through student clubs, with nonprofit organizations such as homeless shelters, after-school programs, and environmental agencies.

The Office of Service Learning and Community Action provides the resources, information, and guidance to help you identify community opportunities that capture your interest, advance your learning, and develop your social awareness.

Political, Service, and Advocacy Organizations

Communication Politics and Law Association (CPLA)

The mission of CPLA is to awaken students’ passion for communication, politics, and law and to turn their political interest into political action.

Earth Emerson

Earth Emerson works to promote environmental awareness and stewardship and to better the campus, community, and global environment through student action. Annual activities include fundraisers, benefit concerts, recycling, hiking, community clean-ups, and campus greening projects.

Emerson College Democrats

The Emerson College Democrats is an organization dedicated to promoting Democratic Party politics, educating the Emerson College student body, and creating and maintaining a lively political atmosphere to promote Democratic awareness.

Emerson College Polling Society

The Emerson College Polling Society will conduct polls (nationally, by state, or locally) to measure public opinion on various issues and political races. Participation in this group enhances members' civic engagement, educating them on issues and current events. The society also aligns with the College’s mission statement by promoting leadership and improving communication skills by challenging members to write concise, unbiased polls and create press releases to share our work with the world.

Emerson College Republicans

The Emerson College Republicans is an organization that represents the Republican Party within the student body of Emerson College. It serves as a home for conservative voices on campus and above all focuses on promoting political dialogue among the student body.

Emerson Peace and Social Justice

Emerson Peace and Social Justice, formerly known as the Emerson Greens, is a non-hierarchical group of dedicated students working toward social and economic justice in the Emerson community, Boston, and beyond. Emerson Peace and Social Justice advocates and educates in any areas promoting a positive change in our environment, particularly in the areas of nonviolence, feminism, tolerance and diversity, social justice and equal opportunity, community-based economics, and ecological wisdom.

Emerson Reform

The Emerson Reform will is to generate change by bringing young people together and to create a safe space for students of all ideological upbringings to have an honest conversation about drugs and drug policy.

Imagine Students Reaching Out

Imagine Students Reaching Out focuses on involving Emerson students with local community service projects. The idea is that while helping others, members develop leadership skills, have fun, and enrich the lives of others.

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Tour the Campus Center

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