Western Carolina University will join a national effort to turn out the vote in the upcoming midterm elections.
The All In Campus Democracy Challenge will be supported through WCU’s Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning to make voter registration a priority. College students have historically voted at one of the lowest rates of any group.
WCU Chancellor Kelli Brown will serve on the All In Presidents Council for 2022, joining an elite group of 15 college and university top leaders who will lead participating institutions of higher education across the nation that have committed to achieving full student voter registration and participation in the 2022 midterm elections.
All In is a nonprofit, nonpartisan collaboration of more than 860 higher education institutions. Its goal is to substantially increase the number of college students who are democratically engaged on an ongoing basis and vote in local, state and federal elections.
WCU is home to the Student Democracy Coalition, which works to register voters, build awareness of political issues and hold community forums and candidate debates. The student-led organization has received numerous awards and recognition for civic engagement.
For more information on the All In Campus Democracy Challenge, contact the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning at 828-227-7184.