Eastern Michigan University designated a "Voter Friendly Campus" by NASPA and Campus Vote Project
YPSILANTI – Eastern Michigan University has been named a Voter Friendly Campus, one of 258 campuses in 38 states and the District of Columbia, by Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The initiative recognizes institutions that have planned and implemented practices that encourage their students to register and vote in the 2022 elections and in coming years.
The mission of the 2023 Voter Friendly Campus designation is to bolster colleges' and universities’ efforts to help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process – every year, not just during years featuring federal elections. Eastern Michigan University was evaluated based on a written plan for how it planned to register, educate, and turn out student voters in 2022, how the University facilitated voter engagement efforts on campus, and a final analysis of the efforts.
“Eastern Michigan University has made a strong statement about our civic mission to prepare students to be engaged participants in our democracy and is eager to continue engaging students through 2023, 2024, and beyond,” said Walter Kraft, vice president for communications.
The institutions designated Voter Friendly Campuses represent a wide range of two-year, four-year, public, private, rural, and urban campuses, collectively serving over 3.5 million students. Notably, the list of designated institutions includes 49 Minority Serving Institutions and 13 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as well as 41 Community Colleges.