Shenendoah University News Blog, Staff report:
"Shenandoah University has been designated a Voter Friendly Campus through an initiative led by two national nonpartisan organizations:
Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project (CVP)
NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
More than 200 campuses in 37 states and the District of Columbia have received the 2021-2022 designation.
According to a Voter Friendly Campus press release, “The mission of the Voter Friendly Campus designation is to bolster efforts that help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process.” Shenandoah was evaluated based on a campus plan about how it would register, educate, and turn out student voters in 2020, how it facilitated voter engagement efforts on campus, and a final analysis of these efforts — all in the face of the upheaval caused by a global pandemic. The designation is valid through December 2022.
Voter Friendly Campus designees broke down barriers and empowered students with the information and tools needed to participate in the political process, which helped lead to historic youth voter turnout, opening the door to lifelong civic engagement for students, according to communications from the Voter Friendly Campus effort."
Read the full article HERE.