The Center of Civic Engagement & Learning (CCEL) has announced that Case Western Reserve University is one of over 231 campuses in 37 states and the District of Columbia designated as a “Voter Friendly Campus.”
The mission of this designation is to bolster efforts that help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process. CCEL coordinated a number of initiatives this year with the help of campus partners to register students, reduce voting barriers and provide resources to make it straightforward for CWRU students to participate in the political process efforts—all in the face of the upheaval caused by a global pandemic.
The Voter Friendly Campus initiative, led by national nonpartisan organizations Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project (CVP) and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, held participating institutions accountable for planning and implementing practices that encourage their students to register and vote in 2020 elections and in the coming years. The designation is valid through December 2022.