LAKE MICHIGAN COLLEGE NAMED ‘VOTER FRIENDLY CAMPUS’
Lake Michigan College was named a Voter Friendly Campus by the national, nonpartisan organizations Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).
LMC is one of 258 campuses in 38 states, and the District of Columbia recognized for planning and implementing practices encouraging students to register and vote in the 2022 elections and coming years.
“Being recognized as a Voter Friendly Campus for four consecutive years is a testament to the commitment LMC has for civic engagement,” said LMC Political Science Faculty Tiffany Bohm, who helped spearhead the effort. “Students from across campus and disciplines get involved in educating and mobilizing their peer group. We also work collaboratively with our community organizations like the League of Women Voters of Berrien and Cass Counties, American Association of University Women and Voters Not Politicians on nonpartisan issues.”
The 2023 Voter Friendly Campus designation aims to bolster colleges’ and universities’ efforts to help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process. LMC was evaluated based on a written plan by LMC Votes! on how to register, educate, and turn out student voters in 2022, how to facilitate voter engagement efforts on campus, and a final analysis of those efforts. The designation is valid through 2024.