CMU recognized as a 2022 ALL IN Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting
University recognized for efforts to increase nonpartisan democratic engagement
Central Michigan University has been recognized by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge as a 2022 ALL IN Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting. The ALL IN Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting recognizes colleges and universities for making intentional efforts to increase student voter participation. CMU joins a group of hundreds of colleges and universities across the country to make the list.
Responsible citizenship is part of CMU’s mission statement. During the 2020 election, CMU saw student voter turnout surpass the national average. This fall, the university utilized two grants from MTV’s Early Voting is Easier Campus Challenge to boost ongoing efforts to increase student voter participation.
Several campus entities have worked for years to increase voter turnout at CMU, including Central Civics, based in the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center; Central Votes, a registered student organization; and the Central Voter Coalition, a partnership effort involving multiple campus departments, community organizations and student groups.