CEEP NC Blog

  • NC Election Info for 2018

    Check out this summary of NC election info to aid your 2018 voter engagement efforts. This document includes key elections, dates, NC races, and plenty of links to more info. NC 2018 Election Info
  • 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

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. 

What's New?

2018 Mid-Terms Matter Mini-Grants
To strengthen campus supports for voter education and electoral participation during the 2018 mid-term elections, NC Campus Compact will award $1,000 mini-grants to select member campuses. Mini-grant funds may be used to provide student leader stipends, facility rentals, transportation, food, supplies, materials, printing, technology services, speaker fees, or other programming expenses related to student voter engagement activities. All supported activities should be non-partisan and inclusive.

Funding priorities: efforts to engage first-year students and/or groups (including selected disciplines/majors) with lower voting rates; supporting minority-serving institutions, community colleges, and other colleges and universities where student voter engagement may be under-resourced; efforts to institutionalize voter engagement through the creation of campus-based structures and processes that will provide ongoing support.

This project is supported by the national Campus Election Engagement Project

Access the Application
Application deadline: May 15
Award notification: May 30
Activity period: June 1 - December 1, 2018
Final report due: December 15, 2018

Save the date: NC College Voter Summit is Saturday, September 15, 2018
For the 3rd straight year, we are planning to host an event to convene and support students, faculty, and staff who lead campus voter engagement efforts. The Summit will focus on training, best practices, and idea exchange. Check out the re-cap of our 2017 NC College Voter Summit, which focused on involving students in local elections and featured a keynote address by Dr. Nancy Thomas, director of the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education. 

2018 NC Election Info
Check out our summary of helpful info related to the 2018 mid-term elections in North Carolina. Another user-friendly NC voting resource is ncvoter.org, a site maintained by Democracy NC. To learn about elections in other states, check out Campus Vote Project's State Student Guides, with links to every state's voting info tailored to college students. 

Did You Know? 

The National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE, pronounced "n-solve") is the first and only study to objectively examine student and institution-level data on student voting and to share these data with participating campuses. Participation in the study is free for campuses, protective of student privacy, and provides generates an institutional report of student voting habits. An NSLVE report is a great tool for planning and assessment. More than 1,000 campuses participate, including 24 institutions in NC. We encourage all member campuses to join NSLVE. 

Key Resources for Your Campus

Student Power! There are many non-partisan organizations that provide students leadership opportunities in voter engagement:

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:

North Carolina Election Resources

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. 

You Can Vote - non-partisan grassroots group offering voter registration training for campus and community groups. 

Follow us on Twitter @CampusElectNC

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