Campus Vote Project and NASPA are recruiting administrators to sign up to have their college designated as a Voter Friendly Campus. This program helps institutions develop a plan that will engage students, faculty, and administrators in civic and electoral engagement. After colleges and universities execute their plan to help students register and vote in the 2016 elections, campuses will be evaluated and designated as an official Voter Friendly Campus. There is no cost to sign up.
Why should my college or university sign up to be designated a Voter Friendly Campus?
In addition to educating students, fostering civic learning is a goal of many colleges and universities. By helping students register and vote, campuses will help students be active participants in our democracy. The Voter Friendly Campus designation helps administrators develop a plan using our checklist and set clear goals so a path can be created well in advance of November. These activities can be institutionalized for the following years, keeping students engaged as they enter, and move through their time at school.
This program is endorsed by our colleagues at the American Democracy Project, The Democracy Commitment, and Young Invincibles. We hope to have a long list of campuses participating in this effort and educating student voters on registration and voting.
Sign up for NSLVE by May 13, 2016
Tufts University’s National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) measures student registration and voting rates and provides each participating campus with a tailored report containing those rates broken down by age, class level, race/ethnicity, gender, voting method, and voting location. See a sample report. Signing up is free and will give you important measures that can catalyze improvements in academic programs and co-curricular experiences.
- STEP 1: Download the authorization form here (it will be valid through August, 2018)
- STEP 2: Sign the form and choose one person on your campus to be the report recipient
- STEP 3: Email a scanned copy of the form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit this authorization form. Submit your form by May 13, 2016.
Our 2016 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting organized by AASCU’s American Democracy Project, The Democracy Commitment and NASPA (#CLDE16) is fast approaching from June 2-4, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Attended by presidents, provosts, faculty, staff and students, this meeting is perfect for campus teams ready to prepare to apply or re-apply for the elective Carnegie Community Engagement Classification or to ensure that all students are prepared to be informed, engaged members of our campuses and communities.
Note: The group hotel rate expires on Tuesday, May 10th, but rooms are filling up — book your room online here!