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Outside Initiatives

Here are some other resources in the higher education civic engagement space that might be of help to your campus and students.

ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge recognizes postsecondary campuses committed to improving democratic engagement, increasing student voter participation rates, and graduating students with a lifelong commitment to being informed and active citizens. Join the challenge and have your campus recognized for its efforts around democratic engagement. 

 

American Democracy Project 

The American Democracy Project (ADP) is a multi-campus initiative focused on public higher education's role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy. ADP is a network of more than 250 state colleges and universities and an initiative of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). Learn how your campus can participate in ADP here

 

Campus Election Engagement Project

Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is a national nonpartisan project that helps America's colleges and universities get as many of their 20 million students as possible to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves, and turn out at the polls. CEEP has served over eight million students across its partner campuses, by helping administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders better engage their students in our democracy. For engagement templates such as Seven Key Ways to Engage Your Campus in the Election, and other resources including summaries of state election laws, nonpartisan candidate guides, and funding for local initiatives and student-administrator partnerships, visit CEEP's website

 

Campus Vote Project

Campus Vote Project (CVP) works with universities, community colleges, faculty, students, and election officials to reduce the barriers students face when attempting to register and vote in their college communities. Using CVP's resources, learn more about the challenges specific to young voters, and provide your students with a state-by-state student voter guide, empowering students with the information they need to participate fully in our democracy. 

 

icitizen

icitizen is a nonpartisan civic engagement platform that supports open government by promoting transparency and facilitating dialogue between citizens and elected leaders. The app aims to make political engagement simple and accessible, and ensure that citizens' voices are heard on more than just election day. icitizen allows users to follow the issues that interest them, learn about and provide feedback to their representatives, and participate in local polling. Encourage your campus community to stay informed and engaged with icitizen.

 

National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement

The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) offers colleges and universities an opportunity to both learn their student registration and voting rates, as well as better understand their campus civic engagement climate and correlations between student learning experiences and voting. For more information and next steps for joining the more than 1,000 current member campuses, visit NSLVE's website

 

The Andrew Goodman Foundation

The Andrew Goodman Foundation works to make young voices and votes a powerful force in democracy. AGF partners with colleges and universities to cultivate civic leaders, remove voting barriers, and mobilize voters to take action on issues that will affect their future. Join AGF as they inspire more young people to pursue social change work, activate the important lessons of the past, and sustain today’s effective social action.

 

The Democracy Commitment

The Democracy Commitment (TDC) is a national initiative providing a platform for the development and expansion of community college programs, projects, and curricula aimed at engaging students in civic learning and democratic engagement. To learn more, visit TDC's website.

 

Young Invincibles

Young Invincibles works to recognize colleges and universities that are leading in the effort to expand civic learning and engagement among students. They have created the Students Learn Students Vote (SLSV) Checklist, which provides key steps institutions should take when tackling democratic engagement on campus. Learn more about SLSV and view sample campus-wide civic engagement plans here