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ISU receives national Voter Friendly Campus designation

Vidette, Meghan Fortunato:

"Through the extensive efforts across the campus of Illinois State University in promoting civic and political engagement among its students, it has been recognized as a voter-friendly campus among 231 institutions.

Uplifting the core value of civic engagement, which was led by national nonpartisan organizations, the Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education put in over a year and a half of work to become designated in a part of the University’s Engagement Coalition.

ISU was evaluated on the individual efforts and plans of students. The evaluation consisted of registration, education and encouraging students to vote.

'Participating in the voter-friendly campus initiative [was] not just a recognition, but really a process,” Assistant Director of the Center for Civic Engagement Harriett Steinbach said. “We had to submit our interest to participate, and we were accepted; as a part of the process we had to submit a draft of our plan around mid-March.'”

Learn more about ISU's success HERE.


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