CIRCLE-Logo-4cWe promoted this last year, but another opportunity for TDC campuses to participate and learn important details about students’ voting behaviors has come up this spring.

The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE) recently received a grant to study college student voting rates.  260 universities and colleges have already signed up, including 32 members of TDC, which is one of the largest percentages of a specific association/initiative (44%), and 43 American Democracy Project member institutions.

The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) presents an unprecedented opportunity for your campus to learn in aggregate numbers:

  • How many of your students are eligible to register to vote
  • How many registered and/or voted, and where (locally or elsewhere)
  •  The way your students voted (regular or absentee ballot)

To see a sample of a report you would receive, click here.

By participating in this study, your campus will also help build a national database for future research. CIRCLE will be working with de-identified student lists, so your students’ privacy rights are fully protected. This is not a survey!

If you are interested, you can also correlate voting with specific demographic information such as age, gender, race/ethnicity, field of study, and class level. CIRCLE has also been able to provide peer comparisons by Carnegie classification.

To join the study, you must sign up by April 10th 2014 (click here for more details).

NSLVE is offering a TDC and ADP campuses the chance to learn more about what you can do with this data and share what information you would like to know in the future. Take advantage of this opportunity and join this conversation by attending a free webinar, part of TDC’s Engage the Election series, on Friday, March 21 at 2 p.m. Eastern.

To join the webinar:

For additional specifics, go to the NSLVE FAQ page and/or contact Nancy Thomas, NSLVE director, for more information.