Election Engagement

As a part of our mission to support student civic engagement, Minnesota Campus Compact has partnered with the national nonpartisan Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP). This collaboration promotes efforts to engage students in federal, state, and local elections by providing electoral information and resources to faculty, staff, and students at colleges and universities across the state of Minnesota.

If you would like more information about this project, please contact our state organizer Rachael Houston at rachael {at} campuselect(.)org. Also, check out our events page to see what is happening and how to get involved!

The biggest positive impact comes when students see that their campus takes seriously values such as diversity, student voice in decision-making, and equal opportunity. When the institution lives out its stated values in its practices, students are motivated to embrace their obligation to participate in the political life of the community by voting. 

– Andrew Seligsohn, Campus Compact President

Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP), is a national nonpartisan project that helps administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders at America’s colleges and universities engage students in federal, state, and local elections. Drawing in stakeholders throughout our partner campuses, we combine our powerful resources with personalized coaching, guiding schools on how to use our resources and navigate students through ever-changing barriers to voting. Working with us, campuses help their students to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves on candidates and issues, navigate confusing voting laws, and turn out at the polls. We worked with over 300 campuses in 2016, with a combined enrollment of 3.5 million students, while partner organizations distributed our resources to another 1,000 schools. We spent 2017 helping our campuses develop ongoing engagement strategies while getting students involved directly in Virginia’s statewide races and Alabama’s US Senate race. And we’re now engaging students in the 2018 elections. Because individuals who vote when they’re young tend to continue, and because we help schools deepen their electoral engagement each cycle, we generate both immediate and long-term impact.

For more information, visit their website at Campus Election Engagement Project or follow them on Twitter.