Sworn-Again America is a program to revitalize citizenship run by Citizen University.

Let’s reconsider what it means to be an American. Reimagine what we can do to make an unum out of the pluribus, and then, in ceremonies at dinner tables, schools, block parties, or town square, with five or five thousand, take the oath to become a Sworn-Again American!


When naturalizing immigrants become American citizens, they learn the history and the civic scripture of our nation. They take a test. They come together to take an oath. We got to thinking: What would it look like for all of us to take an oath? For citizens of long standing and Americans new and old to renew our civic vows? To become Sworn-Again?

Let’s spark a movement that will inspire Americans to become more engaged in civic life, more connected to people from all walks of life, more grateful for the opportunities and freedoms that come with citizenship, and more willing to show up and take on the responsibilities of citizenship.



Create your own ceremony

Download the ceremony Toolkit.
You can make it your own by adding elements of song, story or play. Your ceremony can be large or small, public or private, playful or serious.


Take the oath

Take the oath to become a Sworn-Again American right now.  Scroll down to see the oath, read it aloud by yourself or with others, and to pledge to live like a citizen. Take a video and share it and tag us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!


Share it with others!

Share the story of your ceremony, and encourage others to hold their own! Post on social media with #swornagainamerica

I pledge to be an active American
to show up for others
to govern my self
to help govern my community
I recommit myself to my country’s creed
to cherish liberty
as a responsibility

I pledge to serve
and to push my country:
when right, to be kept right;
when wrong, to be set right
Wherever my ancestors and I were born,
I claim America
and I pledge to live like a citizen

Sworn-Again America is a project of Citizen University. Email us at communications@citizenuniversity.us with questions or more information.

This project was made possible, in part, by Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Together we can make millions of Sworn-Again Americans! #swornagainamerica — pass it on!