As a founding member of The Democracy Commitment, Moraine Valley Community College commits to engage our students, faculty, staff, and community members in civic learning and democratic practice. The Democracy Commitment is a national community college initiative with the goal of giving every graduate of an American community college an education in democracy. To that end, Moraine Valley integrates service opportunities, advocacy and policy creation, guest lectures and faculty development into its teaching and learning.

Voter Registration

To support civic engagement, Moraine Valley encourages its students to vote. To register to vote, go to Illinois Voter Registration. For more information, visit the Illinois State Board of Elections.

Citizenship

Moraine Valley not only offers citizenship classes for students who are preparing to apply for the naturalization interview and exam, but also hosts naturalization ceremonies on campus. The college is proud to partner with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in securing America’s promise as a nation of immigrants while also offering the campus community the opportunity to witness democracy in action and welcome the nation’s newest citizens.

For more information about citizenship and naturalization ceremonies, contact the Adult Basic Education Office located in Building B, Room B260 at (708) 974-5340.