Civic Engagement

Day of Remembrance

The Civic Engagement programs at UTRGV focuses on two main program functions with the university community.


List of Programs
The first column lists the programs. The second column provides the program's description.
UTRGV It TAkes One The It Takes One Civic Engagement Alliance is a non-partisan initiative aiming to unite political and non-political student organizations and individuals on campus. The purpose of this alliance is to help UTRGV students become more active in the community through service, voter registration, education and engagement.
Vaqueros Vote Vaqueros Vote is a nonpartisan coalition of UTRGV faculty, staff, students and nonpartisan community organizations dedicated to increasing political and civic participation among the UTRGV community and increase public awareness about the value of participation in democracy through the electoral process.

The Vaquero Vote Initiative aims to Register, Educate and Get Out the Vote!

Events and Activities

List of Events and Activities
The first column lists the Activities and Events. The second column provides the description for the events and activities.
Patriot Day/National Day
of Remembrance
Annual observance on September 11 to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001.
Constitution Day/Citizenship Day Commemorates the formation and signing of the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787. The day also recognizes all who are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.
National Voter Registration Day National Voter
Registration Day
A national holiday celebrating our democracy. It was first observed in 2012 and has grown in popularity every year. The celebrations and activities take place on the fourth Tuesday of September. - Powered by the Texas Secretary of State Texas Volunteer Deputy
Registrar Trainings
Student Activities partners with the Cameron County Elections Department and the Hidalgo County Elections Department to bring the opportunity for students, faculty and staff to become Texas Volunteer Deputy Registrars each year. To learn more or if you are interested in becoming a Texas Volunteer Deputy Registrar for 2019 contact Lauren Contreras at