WashU named a ‘Voter-Friendly Campus’
Updated: Apr 9
Washington University in St. Louis has once again been recognized as a “Voter Friendly Campus” by the Campus Vote Project and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). The nation’s 258 Voter-Friendly Campuses boast comprehensive voter engagement, education and turnout plans.
At Washington University, the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement last year connected students to voting resources, sponsored voter education forums, established a network of campus Voter Engagement Hubs, launched the inaugural Canvas the Campus push and hosted the fall 2022 campus polling place and Election Day events. The Gephardt Institute also led efforts to explain significant changes to Missouri voting laws.
“Voting is a vital part of actively engaging in our democracy, and we are committed to doing all we can to ensure that our students are informed, prepared and engaged in every electoral process,” said Stephanie Kurtzman, the Peter G. Sortino Executive Director of the Gephardt Institute. “That work was especially important during this past year of change. But thanks to the enthusiasm, creativity and strategic approaches of our student leaders with WashU Votes and Grad Students Vote, members of the Washington University community were able to make their voice heard.”