Webster University Recognized as a 2022 ALL IN Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting
November 15, 2022
Webster University has been recognized by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge as a 2022 ALL IN Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting, it was announced today. The ALL IN Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting recognizes colleges and universities for making intentional efforts to increase student voter participation.
Webster was among the 394 colleges and universities recognized this year 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.
"Participation in the democratic process through learning about and participation in election is one of the greatest lessons we can teach our students about being global citizens. Recent elections have demonstrated the importance of casting your ballot because every vote truly counts,” said Jennifer Stewart, director of Webster’s Office of Student Engagement. “Through active participation in WebsterVOTES events and consistent engagement around these topics, Webster University students show why we are deserving of this recognition as a '2022 All In Most Engaged Campus for College Voting.'"
Webster’s democratic action plan was drafted in the spring of this year. A final draft will be submitted in December. Earlier this month, Webster University President Julian Z. Schuster signed the Higher Education President’s Commitment to Full Student Voter Participation.
“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. “These students registered voters, served on their campus voting coalitions, spearheaded voter education efforts, advocated for campus polling locations and organized other voter engagement efforts to ensure their peers were confident and informed voters.”
The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge empowers colleges and universities to achieve excellence in nonpartisan student democratic engagement. 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 nine million students from more than 950 institutions in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
ABOUT ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN) is a national nonpartisan initiative of Civic Nation, a 501(c)(3) organization. The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge strives to change civic culture and institutionalize democratic engagement activities and programs on college campuses, making voter participation a defining feature of campus life.