STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State University has been recognized by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN) as a 2022 Most Engaged Campus for College Student Voting. The honor recognizes colleges and universities for making intentional efforts to increase student voter participation.
“College student voter turnout has increased since 2016, and this increase has been driven by students,” said Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, ALL IN Executive Director. “The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge is excited to expand our 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.”
The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge empowers colleges and universities to achieve excellence in nonpartisan student democratic engagement. Campuses that join complete a set of action items, with the support of Challenge staff, to institutionalize nonpartisan civic learning, political engagement and voter participation.
“This recognition affirms Tarleton State’s emphasis on civic engagement and shows that we continue to reach new highs in student voting,” said Dr. Eric Morrow, Dean of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts and a national steering committee member of the American Democracy Project. “Our collaborative work with the Division of Student Affairs and the expansion of ADP academic initiatives at Tarleton are helping students realize the value and necessity of civic engagement for a thriving democracy.”
ALL IN currently engages over nine million students from more than 950 institutions in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Campuses can join the ALL IN Challenge by visiting https://allinchallenge.org/join/.A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton transforms generations by inspiring discovery, leadership and inclusion through teaching and research. Degree programs for almost 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M-RELLIS, and online emphasize real-world learning that addresses regional needs while sustaining the values of excellence, integrity and respect.