Congress to Campus
Congress to Campus provides RIT students with a unique civic education by engaging our community in honest dialogue with bipartisan teams of Former Members of Congress, Congressional staff, and American diplomats. These dialogues bring today’s issues to the forefront and display the benefits of healthy partisanship and civility within disagreement.
Horizons is rooted in the National Issues Forums model for deliberative dialogues, the goal of the program is to promote active listening and dialogue rather than debate on difficult topics. In a space where students, faculty, and staff can approach what may seem like a difficult conversation in a respectful, educational, and constructive manner, attendees will come away with a greater understanding of others who hold diverse views and be able to form an educated opinion on challenging and complex issues our society faces today. Example topics could include national debt, immigration, universal healthcare, etc.