College Student Voting and Political Participation
Web Resources for Campus Administrators
Vote, Your Voice: Campus Voter Registration Project Organizing
handbook, developed by the National
Association of Independent Colleges & Universities (NAICU), includes everything
you need to know about creating a voter registration drive and getting out the
vote on election day. Includes information on coalition building, voter education,
and working with the media.
University's National Campaign for Political and Civic Engagement
This overview demonstrates Elon's campus-wide approach which
will encourage voter education and registration, in the classroom
and through student activities. Learn
Rutgers Voter Resources
This simple page on the Rutgers University web site provides students with the forms they need and information about voting and registering in New Jersey. Every campus in the U.S. could easily put together a similar web page.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Citizenship and Civic Engagement Initiative
This website is a useful resource for students who wish to learn more about or take part in civic engagement activities. It also demonstrates how the IUP intiative launched a citizenship month, encouraging students to take part in community involvement.
Voter Registration Plan for the University of Denver
The University of Denver has been a
leader in promoting civic engagement and social responsibility
on campus through voter registration. Ideas based on the work
at the university include: working with the department of
residence life to register all on-campus residents in the
first week of the fall semester; providing students an opportunity
to register to vote when purchasing books at the campus bookstore;
allowing incoming students to register to vote when registering
for classes; and work with the Student ID Card office to distribute
voter registration forms.
The Washington Center is an independent nonprofit organization
that provides internship programs and academic seminars to
college students from across the country and around the world.
It is affiliated with more than 850 colleges and universities
nationwide and work with 2,000-3,000 internships placements
in Washington representing major professional fields in the
private, public and nonprofit sector. The Washington Center
has over 30,000 alumni.
AAC&U offers these resources only as possible models of interest and has not submitted each of them to any substantial peer or quality review. If you have questions about any particular resource, please contact the institution sponsoring it directly.