• 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
  • Final tips for GOTV, Election Day, and Beyond

    CEEP_Logo_2014We’ve compiled resources and suggestions to help our engaged campuses support students’ civic participation before and after the election. GOTV & VOTER EDUCATION NC Early Voting ends Saturday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. Students can register and vote during early voting. Please encourage your students to early vote by providing them info about the nearest early voting site, required documentation … Continue Reading
  • Register now: Pathways to Civic Leadership Workshop, Feb. 25, 2017

    Do you see ways to improve your community? To make our state, nation, and world better? Are you frustrated by the state of our politics and our civic discourse? How can you be the change you wish to see? You can take the lead! Join NC Campus Compact and the NC Institute of Political Leadership to explore Pathways to Civic … Continue Reading
  • NC College Voter Summit prepares students to #votehot

    0910161529a_resizedOn September 10, nearly 60 student leaders from 17 NC campuses gathered at Elon University for a full Saturday of training on best practices for non-partisan voter engagement. In whole group and break-out sessions led by veteran organizers from Democracy NC, the Campus Vote Project, and NC PIRG, students dug into such topics as: working with your local board of elections, effective … 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. 


March 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

CEEP national recently released a non-partisan Student Voter Guide focused on the latest Supreme Court nominee. View the guide.



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. Also working at NC schools: Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere Ambassadors and Campus Vote Project Democracy Fellows

7 Key Ways to Act (online)
Student voting doesn’t just happen. It takes cultivation. CEEP has identified 7 key areas of electoral engagement to create a road map for increasing student voter engagement on your campus. You don’t have to do everything on this list to make a difference, but it’s crucial to address all seven areas — choosing approaches that fit your campus best.

Campus Electoral Engagement Assessment (online)
This tool helps campuses identify which non-partisan, high-impact electoral engagement practices currently take place at their institution, and which could be added. Designed to be a starting point for faculty, staff, and students developing a campus-wide plan to enhance student engagement in elections.

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

CEEP Non-partisan Candidate Guides (online & pdf)
User-friendly 2-page guides to presidential candidates, implications for the U.S. Supreme Ct., more. Governor and Senate race guides coming soon.

CEEP Debate Watch Guide (pdf)
Tips for holding a debate watch party on campus. 

Campus Vote Project Debate Watch Guide (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.

Student Voting Guide (from BestColleges.Com)
Includes 50 state voter guide, FAQ for college voters, and a student-centered issue guide that compares position of several political parties. 


NC Senate Non-partisan Candidate Guide (pdf) - prepared by CEEP national

NC Student Voter Guide (online) - prepared by the national Campus Vote Project.

North Carolina Election Calendar

Resources from the NC State Board of Elections:

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

NCVoterguide.org - Site maintained by CommonCauseNC, includes election calendar, voter ID, more. 

League of Women Voters NC - Election Issues Toolkit 2016 - mine this document for voter education ideas.

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.