Press Release

Pace University Recognized Among Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting

Posted
November 16, 2022
One Pace Plaza in New York City
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The entrance of One Pace Plaza with the chalk writing on the ground that reads, Vote

Pace University has been recognized by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN) as a 2022 ALL IN Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting.

The ALL IN Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting recognizes colleges and universities for making intentional efforts to increase student voter participation. Pace joins a group of 394 colleges and universities recognized by ALL IN for completing these four actions:

“College student voter turnout has increased since 2016, and this increase has been driven by students,” said Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, executive director of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge. ”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. 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.”

At Pace, voter education is overseen by the Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) which has been mobilizing Pace student voters for over a decade. Through campus and community partnerships, CCAR student leaders register and empower student voters and advocate for institutional changes necessary to eliminate barriers to student voter participation.

“This year, like every year, our Vote Everywhere Ambassadors and Pace Votes Leaders worked tirelessly to get out the student vote,” said Erin Mysogland, assistant director of the Center for Community Action and Research. “They registered peers through class presentations, supported students navigating absentee voting, and walked peers to the polls on Election Day. Pace students care about a myriad of social justice issues and as a result they consistently vote in high numbers.”

In 2020, 66.2% of eligible Pace students voted, according to data from the National Student of Learning, Voting, and Engagement. CCAR staff and student leaders are dedicated to working towards full student voter participation while also providing non-eligible students ways to engage with the political process.

“I was excited but not surprised to see the great voter turnout for the 2022 midterm election at Pace,” said Lauren Shelton ’26, Vote Everywhere Ambassador at CCAR. “As a first-time voter, seeing so many of my peers voting was great!”

About Pace University:

Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success because of its unique programs that combine immersive academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides.

About CCAR at Pace University:

The Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) supports the University’s commitment to educating for active community participation and social responsibility.

About ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN):

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. ALL IN, in collaboration with over 960 higher education institutions, seeks to make participation in local, state, and federal elections a social norm; substantially increase the number of college students who are democratically engaged on an ongoing basis, during and between elections, and not just at the polls, and; make educating for democratic engagement on college campuses an accepted and expected part of the culture and curriculum so that students graduate with the knowledge, skills, behaviors, and values needed to be an informed and active citizen.

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