Several IU campuses among ‘most engaged’ for student voting
Several IU campuses — Bloomington, South Bend, Southeast and IUPUI — have been recognized by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge for 2022 student engagement in voting.
The ALL IN Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting recognizes colleges and universities for making intentional efforts to increase student voter participation. These IU campuses join a group of 394 colleges and universities recognized for completing these four actions:
- Participate in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.
- Share 2020 National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement Reports with campus voting data with ALL IN.
- Develop and submit a 2022 democratic engagement action plan with ALL IN.
- Have a current signatory to ALL IN’s Higher Education Presidents’ Commitment to Full Student Voter Participation.
Kyra Mahoney, an IU Bloomington student, was also recognized as part of the ALL IN Student Voting Honor Roll.
“College student voter turnout has increased since 2016, and this increase has been driven by students,” said Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, executive director of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge. “The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge is excited to expand our ALL IN Student Voting Honor Roll to recognize these student voting champions across the country. These students registered voters, served on their campus voting coalitions, spearheaded voter education efforts, advocated for campus polling locations and organized other voter engagement efforts to ensure their peers were confident and informed voters. We are excited to see what they continue to accomplish ahead of the 2022 midterms.”
The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge empowers colleges and universities to achieve excellence in nonpartisan student democratic engagement. Campuses that join the challenge complete a set of action items, with the support of challenge staff, to institutionalize nonpartisan civic learning, political engagement and voter participation on their campus.
The challenge currently engages over 9 million students from more than 950 institutions in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.