The Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy & Civic Engagement


Our Mission

To cultivate the habit of promoting the common good through an integrative environment for learning.

To promote the value of politics; our shared identity as citizens; our engagement in public work.


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The Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement was founded in 2006 as a learning community and resource hub for students, faculty, staff, and alums interested in engaging issues and practices of public policy. The McCarthy Center facilitates opportunities for collaborative scholarship, creative and integrated learning through programming and activities on and off-campus and in collaboration with various other departments and organizations. The McCarthy Center also offers resources for internships, networking, and career mentoring experiences in the areas of public policy and public affairs. The staff and student participants of the McCarthy Center work to create venues for constructive, responsible, and interesting civic debate and engagement in community affairs.


Check Out the Highlights from the 14th Annual McCarthy Lecture!

Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson is a distinguished award-winning communications professor from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Jamieson’s trail-blazing scholarship and public leadership demonstrate a deep commitment to democratic justice, particularly fair elections and fact-based information. On the first CSB/SJU Community Engagement Day—September 25-- we virtually brought her to campus for the 14th Annual Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture. 

You can watch the full lecture HERE!