Nearly 400 Colleges and Universities Recognized for Increasing Student Voter Registration, Education and Turnout During the 2022 Midterm Elections
After the second highest youth turnout rate for a midterm election in the past 30 years, the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge honors 394 schools across the country for their efforts
(Washington, DC) Today, the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN) announced that 394 colleges and universities were recognized as part of the inaugural ALL IN Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting recognition program. This program recognizes participating institutions that worked to increase nonpartisan student voter registration, education and turnout and ensure equitable access to the polls for their campus community.
The Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting is part of ALL IN’s mission to advance voting efforts on college and university campuses across the country. This year’s honorees span 44 states and the District of Columbia and include a diverse group of institutions, including 94 Minority-Serving Institutions, 7 HBCUs, 63 at Hispanic-Serving Institutions and 68 community colleges. The full list of institutions earning this recognition is available here.
This year represented the second highest youth voter turnout rate for a midterm election in the past 30 years. Young people ultimately decided the outcomes of key races in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nevada and Wisconsin.
“The research is clear: colleges and universities that make intentional efforts to increase nonpartisan democratic engagement have higher campus voter registration and voter turnout rates. Despite ongoing obstacles, these campuses have remained dedicated in their commitment to ensuring that their students are informed and confident voters,” said Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, Executive Director of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.
These campuses met four core requirements:
- Participated in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.
- Shared a 2020 National Study of Learning Voting and Engagement (NSLVE) Report with campus voting data with ALL IN.
- Developed and submitted 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.
The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge empowers colleges and universities to achieve excellence in nonpartisan student democratic engagement. Campuses that join ALL IN complete a set of action items, with the support of ALL IN staff, to institutionalize nonpartisan civic learning, political engagement and voter participation on their campus. ALL IN currently engages more than 9.7 million students from more than 960 institutions in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Campuses can join ALL IN here.