Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is a national nonpartisan project that helps America’s colleges and universities motivate their 20 million students to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves, and turn out at the polls. We focus on how administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders can help engage students in democracy. We worked with 300 campuses in 2016 and are now engaging schools for the 2017-2018 elections.
How do we engage America’s 20 million students in the nation’s elections?
We’ve taken the mystery out of getting your nonpartisan campus engagement efforts started with our easy-to-follow and newly updated Seven Key Ways to Act. This roadmap to fully engaging your campus includes contributions from organizers and campus leaders in every state we’ve worked with since 2008 and has 250+ successful approaches to help you:
- Build a team
- Register students to vote
- Educate on issues and candidates
- Encourage student volunteering
- Build election excitement
- Get out the vote
- Document your work, measure your impact, and build for the future
CEEP’s nonpartisan candidate guides are derived from extensive research, headed by a staffer who spent 19 years as a senior editor and manager at Encyclopædia Britannica. We’ve been creating them since 2012, when schools asked for a clear and concise resource to sort through conflicting candidate claims, and they’ve gotten sterling responses from, faculty, administrators, and students, as well as non-students. If you’re based on a campus, CEEP has created a concise resource on how to most effectively distribute them. Please use it in conjunction with our complementary voter education resources, like those on holding classroom conversations, working with student newspapers, and addressing political cynicism.
Check out CEEP’s issue guides here or check out the links below: