TCU made the list of ALL IN Campus Democracy’s 2022 most engaged campuses for college student voting. ALL IN recognizes colleges and universities for making intentional efforts to increase nonpartisan democratic engagement in the midterm elections.
TCU joins a group of 394 colleges and universities recognized by ALL IN for completing these four actions:
- Participate in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
- Shared 2020 NSLVE Reports with campus voting data with ALL IN
- Developed and submitted a 2022 democratic engagement action plan with ALL IN
- Have a current signatory to ALL IN’s Higher Education Presidents’ Commitment to Full Student Voter Participation.
“Our mission at TCU, of course, is to educate students to think and act as ethical leaders in a global society. Voting is an essential part of this,” said Timeka Gordon, director of the Intercultural Center, host to voter registration efforts. “I love that this recognition focuses on not only voting but nonpartisan efforts to vote. Today, we need to be creating educated, independent thinkers who vote.”
Rosangela Boyd, director of service learning and academic initiatives, civic engagement is a pillar in educating well-rounded leaders at TCU, and the work will continue.
“We have increased our collaborative efforts in the past few years to promote voting registration and encourage voting in all elections,” Boyd said. “It is very gratifying to witness an increase in civic participation for our country’s youth, showing a desire to contribute to positive change.”
Campuses that join the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge complete a set of action items, with the support of ALL IN Challenge staff, to institutionalize nonpartisan civic learning, political engagement and voter participation on their campus. The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge currently engages over 9 million students from more than 950 institutions in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
“College student voter turnout has increased since 2016, and this increase has been driven by students. The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge is excited to expand our ALL IN Student Voting Honor Roll to recognize these student voting champions across the country,” said Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, executive director of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.