• 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
  • Create a Work Study Position to support Campus Voter Engagement

    The national Campus Election Engagement Project says campuses can continue non-partisan, student-led voter engagement efforts through the use of Work-Study positions. CEEP is one of several national organizations (including Andrew Goodman Foundation and Campus Vote Project) that fund student voter engagement fellows, especially during election years. But given limited resources, CEEP and similar programs can support few such positions in … Continue Reading
  • CANCELED: Pathways to Civic Leadership Workshop on Feb. 25

    We regret to announce that the Pathways to Civic Leadership Workshop, originally scheduled for Feb. 25, 2017, has been canceled. We hope to offer this session for students in the future, but we have not determined a make-up date or location. We apologize for any inconvenience. Students still interested in preparation for seeking public office may contact the NC Institute of … Continue Reading
  • Post-election reflections and resources from Campus Compact

    NatCClogoIn the wake of this week’s election, national Campus Compact has reaffirmed our commitment to strengthening democracy. Dr. Andrew Seligsohn, president of national Campus Compact, argues that we must “fortify the institutions in our society committed to openness, diversity, human dignity, and truth.” In a recent blog post, Dr. Seligsohn recalls the history of own family’s struggle for democracy and … 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.