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Illinois State University receives national Voter Friendly Campus designation

Illinois State News, Emily Nafziger:


"Illinois State University is being recognized nationally as one of 231 institutions in the country designated as a Voter Friendly Campus. The designation is awarded by the Voter Friendly Campus initiative, led by national nonpartisan organizations the Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project (CVP) and NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education).


“This national designation highlights the extensive efforts that took place across campus last year to promote civic and political engagement among Illinois State University students,” said Dr. Larry Dietz, president of Illinois State University. “I’m proud of our campus efforts and the strong response from our students to be involved and engaged in the political process. Together, we are all continuing to uplift the University’s core value of civic engagement.”


The designation comes after intensive work over the last year and a half by the University’s Voter Engagement Coalition. To earn the designation, campuses were evaluated on their individual plans to register, educate, and encourage turnout by student voters; how they facilitated voter engagement efforts on campus; and a final analysis of their efforts in the face of a global pandemic. The designation is valid through 2022."


Read the full article HERE.