• ALL IN Challenge recognizes NC campuses for 2016 voter participation

    Last week in Washington, D.C., the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge hosted its first-ever awards ceremony to recognize colleges and universities that achieved high student voter participation in 2016. In all, more than 30 awards were announced, including the Highest Voting Rate for University of Missouri – Saint Louis and the Most Improved Voting Rate for Northwestern University. ALL IN also recognized … Continue Reading
  • Twenty-four NC colleges and universities participating in NSLVE

    At the recent NC College Voter Summit, Dr. Nancy Thomas, the director of the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE), shared a summary of data from the 24 participating NC colleges and universities. These data show an overall decrease in student voter registration and voting among NC students in 2016, as compared to 2012. The decline in NC … Continue Reading
  • NC College Voter Summit challenges campuses to engage students in democracy

    More than 60 students and staff representing 14 colleges and universities gathered last week for the 2nd annual NC College Voter Summit. Hosted by Elon University, the event was a chance to explore how higher education institutions can support students’ civic learning and voting, with a special focus on the 2017 municipal elections. Three plenary and ten breakout sessions featured … Continue Reading
  • How can your campus support student voting and democratic engagement?

    Check out these upcoming webinars and events for campuses looking to support student democratic engagement: Events! Constitution Day September 17 Officially “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day,” Constitution Day is a federal holiday that commemorates the signing of the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787. A 2005 law requires each educational institution that receives federal funds to hold a … Continue Reading
  • CEEP campuses will explore how to create climate of civic learning

    Creating a Campus Climate Supporting Political Learning and Engagement A collaborative pilot program between the Campus Election Engagement Project and Wisconsin Campus Compact Over the 2017-2018 school year, the Campus Election Engagement Project and Wisconsin Campus Compact will work with campuses to consider how to bolster political learning and engagement on campuses during the off-election year. Political engagement can include a … Continue Reading
  • Recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling affirms NC legislative districts are illegally gerrymandered by race

    Update on litigation affecting NC elections: On June 5, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that NC state legislative districts were racially gerrymandered and thus illegal. But the Supreme Court did not affirm the lower court’s prescribed remedy — that the state of NC draw new districts and hold special statewide elections in 2017, an unusual occurrence in … Continue Reading

Campus Election Engagement Project-NC

Since 2008, NC Campus Compact has partnered with the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) a national, nonpartisan effort to help colleges and universities involve students in elections. 


Save the date for the NC College Voter Summit 2017: Friday, September 29. Learn more.

In Spring 2017, nine NC schools received the "Voter Friendly Campus" designation from Campus Vote Project and NASPA. By our count, NC was the state with the most schools receiving the designation. Congrats to these schools!

  • Durham Technical Community College
  • East Carolina University
  • Pitt Community College
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • Wake Technical Community College
  • Western Carolina University


Handout from our Jan. 2017 Network Meeting: Resources to Continue Campus Political Engagement

Student Power! In 2016, our Election Engagement Fellows and even more Election Engagement Fellows served at campuses across NC. While our office is not supporting student fellows in 2017, there are other pathways for NC students to get involved. Check out:

7 Key Ways to Act (online)
Student voting doesn’t just happen. It takes cultivation. CEEP has identified 7 key steps to increasing student voter engagement on your campus.

Campus Electoral Engagement Assessment (online)
This tool helps campuses identify which electoral engagement supports exist at their institution, and which could be added. A starting point for faculty, staff, and students developing a campus-wide election engagement plan.

CEEP Student Orientation Voter Registration Toolkit (pdf)
A short guide to integrating voter registration into the student orientation process.

Campus Vote Project Student Toolkit (pdf)
Tips and discussion questions.

National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE)
NSLVE is the first and only study to objectively examine student and institution-level data on student voting and to share these data with campuses. Participation is free, easy, and protective of student privacy. More than 900 schools are part of the study.

Many other resources are available from these organizations:


Resources from the NC State Board of Elections:

NCVoter.org - Site maintained by Democracy NC, includes voter and election info and FAQs, as well as information about the group's election protection work, the NC Voter Bill of Rights, and how you can get involved. Good place to start: Who can vote in which elections? Voters who have trouble voting on election day can call 1-888-OUR-VOTE. 

Follow us on Twitter @CampusElect_NC

Get the latest from Democracy NC and partners on Twitter or Instagram by following #votehot. 

North Carolina Election Law

In 2013, the North Carolina legislature passed a comprehensive new election law.  For several years, the law has been contested in court with multiple rullings resulting. For the current information about the law, visit the NC Board of Elections website.

See the CEEP Archive page for former CEEP projects and data related to the 2012 Presidential Election.