The Voter Engagement Coalition is a non-partisan initiative supporting Illinois State's core value of civic engagement. Participating in democratic processes are political, but do not have to be ideological. Voting is a constitutional right. Time and energy of coalition members is dedicated to supporting all students who want to participate in the electoral process, to achieve full participation in our democracy.
Illinois State University is officially a Voter Friendly Campus! This national designation came after over a year of work from the Voter Engagement Coalition and the entire campus community. In January 2020, the Voter Engagement Coalition created the University's Voter Engagement Plan as a step toward earning the designation, an initiative sponsored by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and the Campus Vote Project's Fair Elections Center. The Coalition submitted an analysis of their plan and campus results in January 2021 and received the designation in March 2021. The initial plan and final report are listed below. See this news article for more information about the designation.
Interested in supporting student political engagement? We'd love to hear your ideas and work with you. Email the Center for Civic Engagement.