Here are reports related to civic engagement projects and initiatives at Illinois State University.
The Voter Engagement Coalition, through the Center for Civic Engagement, strives to support civic engagement through nonpartisan voter education, registration, and support. In 2020, the Coalition created the University's Voter Engagement Plan as a step toward earning the Voter Friendly Campus designation, and initiative sponsored by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, the Campus Vote Project, and the Fair Elections Center.
Illinois State University is a selected member of the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement initiative. For 2018–2019 school year, Illinois State served as a Lead Advisory Institution. CLDE institutions are expected to annually report on the civic activities happening on campus through the Division of Student Affairs.
The Center for Civic Engagement compiled reports of curricular and co-curricular engagement for the 2017-2018 academic year. Data used in the reports was collected from University faculty and staff during the late spring, summer, and early fall 2018. Other preexisting data sources were also used during compilation.
Interested in terminology? Browse the definitions of different engagement types used within these and other reports from the Center.
The Center for Civic Engagement conducted a survey of Bloomington-Normal nonprofit organizations in fall 2017 to better understand the relationships and experiences organizations have with Illinois State University as well as guide future work to grow and formalize the institution's service learning practices.
As an institutional member of Campus Compact, Illinois State University President Larry Dietz signed the 30th Anniversary Action Statement along with 450 other presidents and chancellors. This statement including the five commitments, was developed to reaffirm the public purpose of higher education. As such, Illinois State University committed to developing, in academic year 2016-17, a Civic Action Plan that aligned with the five commitments, tailored to our campus and community. The final version of the Civic Action Plan submitted to Campus Compact is presented below.
The executive summary highlights the progress and recommendations made by the task force for the Center of Community Engagement and Service Learning.Read the Task Force Report
The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) report provides a comprehensive overview of the student voting rates at Illinois State University.