Elon University’s Institute for Politics & Public Affairs has joined with other colleges and universities from around the United States to form the National Campaign for Political & Civic Engagement. We are a non-partisan group that fosters political awareness and civic engagement among students.


Civic Education

We plan to return to local middle and high schools to work with students on civic education projects. We plan to develop a civic education program or model that we can use repeatedly in different classrooms throughout our area to work with teachers in educating students about their civic rights and responsibilities.

Voter Registration Initiatives

We will also post flyers and large posters around campus to raise awareness of voter registration opportunities. We plan to distribute T-shirts to encourage students to vote. In the fall of 2012 we will focus on registering incoming students to vote.

Campus Debates

The National Campaign is currently planning a campus debate to be held this fall. Both students and faculty will be participating and attending. Our goal is for this debate to encourage political participation and to increase awareness among students.

Recent News

Election Night Watch Event – Nov. 8

Join us in the Global Commons Great Hall at 7 p.m.

Presidential Debate Watch Event – Oct. 19

Join us at Danieley Center’s Daniel Commons at 9 p.m.


Elon community to gather Monday to watch first presidential debate

Join us in Moseley Center First Floor at 9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26.

Presidential Debate Watch Event – Oct. 9

Join us at 9 p.m. in the Moseley Center First Floor

Elon Votes! National Voter Registration Day College Coffee Table – Sept. 27

Phi Beta Kappa Plaza, 9:40-10:20 a.m.

Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Assistance Drop-In Session – Sept. 26

Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement, Moseley 230 | 3-5 p.m.