“If you build it, they will come.” And just like the famous line in the film Field of Dreams, Pacific University has built a robust voter education plan, which keeps the awards coming and students voting.
Pacific has once again earned the designation as a Voter Friendly Campus for 2023-2024 from two national voting rights organizations. The university also remains the only higher education institute in Oregon to be named a Voter Friendly Campus.
According to the Tom McCall Center for Civic Engagement (MCCE), 252 students pledged to vote in 2022, which is considered a strong rate for a midterm election season. Two years earlier, 331 students pledged to vote.