Effingham Radio, Staff report:
"Charleston, IL - Eastern Illinois University was one of less than 250 colleges and universities nationwide designated as a Voter Friendly Campus by the Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education (NASPA) and the Fair Election Center’s Campus Vote Project.
According to Campus Vote Project announcement, EIU was recognized as one of the 234 colleges and universities across 37 states and the District of Columbia for “engag[ing] their campus communities and promot[ing] voter registration and voting as part of their institutional mission.” The goal of the Voter Friendly Campus designation program is to bolster efforts that help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process, and to develop a culture of democratic engagement on campus.
“Democracy is a fundamental cornerstone of the American experience,” said Dr. Anne Flaherty, vice president for Student Affairs at EIU. “We are proud that EIU is able to play such an active role in encouraging our students to engage in local and national politics and to make their voices heard by participating in our country’s most fundamental democratic process.”
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