Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact partner with CEEP to provide $1,000 grants to campuses to support a student election engagement fellow. Fellows receive a stipend to support their work as well as educational resources on electoral engagement from CEEP. Read more about the program here.
We are seeking campuses ready to engage fellows in activities that advance the ten evidence-based recommendations outlined in “Election Imperatives” of the Tufts’ Tisch College Institute for Democracy & Higher Education.
Activities might include:
– Engage students in local elections taking place this fall (as applicable)
– Support civic learning and dialogue activities that help develop informed voters and discussion of public issues, such as Constitution Day Dialogues and the 2020 Census
– Build campus capacity for student voter registration, education, and turnout in primaries, caucuses, and the fall 2020 election, including forming cross-campus, inclusive coalitions to improve the climate for civic participation
Campuses seeking CEEP fellows need to have a willing supervisor who will
– recruit and select their CEEP fellow from among their own student body
– direct the fellow’s work, and
– ensure it is integrated into other election engagement efforts on campus.
Timing & Logistics:
For Fall 2020, we expect to be able to fund several fellows across Minnesota and Iowa. If you are interested in hosting a fellow, please contact Emily Shields.