Your Questions Answered about CVP’s Voter Friendly Campus Designation

Good Housekeeping has their seal as a stamp of approval for good household products. Campus Vote Project and NASPA are teaming up to offer our own recognition for campuses that help students register and vote. The Voter Friendly Campus designation program is a brand new opportunity and we want to answer some basic questions to help administrators decide if they should sign up. Voter Friendly Campus designation interest forms are due May 13, 2016. Q.What is the Voter Friendly Campus designation program? A. This program helps institutions develop a plan that will coordinate administrators, faculty, and student organizations in civic and electoral engagement. After colleges and universities execute their plan to help students register and vote in the 2016 elections, campuses will be evaluated and designated as an official Voter Friendly Campus. Q. Why should my college or university sign up to be designated a Voter Friendly Campus? A. In addition to educating students, fostering civic learning is a goal of many colleges and universities. By helping students register and vote, campuses will help students be active participants in our democracy. The Voter Friendly Campus designation helps administrators develop a plan using our checklist and set clear goals so a path can be created well in advance of November. These activities can be institutionalized for the following years, keeping students engaged as they enter, and move through their time at school. Q. What happens after we are designated a Voter Friendly Campus? A. Campuses that follow through on their plan to register students and help them cast a ballot will be recognized and sent materials that can be used...