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May 13 Deadline for NSLVE and Voter-Friendly Campus Designation

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.

For a Q & A about the program and more information visit CVP’s recent blog post.

Voter Friendly Campus Designation Interest Forms due April 29, 2016. Sign up today.

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

Submit this authorization form. Submit your form by May 13, 2016.


CLDE 2016 Key Features

Note: The group hotel rate expires on Tuesday, May 10th, but rooms are filling up — book your room online here!

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. Register here.

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.

Key features:

  • Pre-conference workshops on assessment, non-partisan political engagement, and democratic dialogue and deliberation forums.
  • CivEd Talksby three leading members of the civic engagement movement in higher education:
    • Austin Belali, Director, Youth Engagement Fund;
    • Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, Director of CIRCLE, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University; and
    • David Hoffman, Assistant Director of Student Life for Civic Agency, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).
  • Plenary session focused on talking across political and ideological differences to resolve challenging and controversial issues facing our democracy, using the State of Indiana’s recent legislation surrounding LGBT rights and religious freedom protection featuring WNIT-TV’s Politically Speakinghosted by Indiana State University South Bend political science professor Elizabeth Bennion.
  • A tour of the original Democracy Plaza(DP) at the nearby Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
  • Keynote session on the National Study on Student Learning Voting and Engagementwith Nancy Thomas of the Institute for Higher Education and Democracy featuring panelists from the University of Houston-Downtown, the University of South Carolina-Upstate and other campuses.
  • Opportunities for networking and exchanging of promising practices and emerging research and ideas with colleagues old and new!

Note: The group hotel rate expires on Tuesday, May 10th, but rooms are filling up — book your room online here!

We hope to see you there!


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