BETHLEHEM, PA – Northampton Community College (NCC) joined 394 colleges and universities in earning the inaugural ALL IN Most Engaged Campus for College Student Voting recognition from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge. The achievement is due to the efforts made during the 2022 elections to increase student voter participation.
NCC has met all the criteria for this recognition including:
- Participating in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
- Sharing 2020 campus voting data
- Developing a 2022 democratic engagement action plan with ALL IN
- Having a commitment from the College president to work towards to goal of full voter participation
NCC President, David A. Ruth, said, “It’s not only important, but necessary, to encourage our students to go out and vote and perform other civic duties as citizens of this great country. We want to teach our students that they have the right to make choices that can affect our democracy.”
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, voter participation on their campus, and democratic engagement activities, during and between elections.
“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 currently engages over 9 million students from more than 960 institutions in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. To learn more, visit https://allinchallenge.org/.
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Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 18020