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, and we're now engaging schools for the 2016 elections.
How do we get America's 20 million college students involved in America's elections?We work within existing networks of administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders, providing the support needed to engage students in local, state and federal elections. We combine our powerful resources with personalized coaching, guiding schools on how to use our resources and navigate students through ever-changing barriers to voting.
We work with Student Activities, Student Government, Residence Life, community service offices, IT departments, campus registrars, the offices of presidents and provosts, first year orientation, and departments like political science, social work, sociology, and communications — bringing campus leaders together to use their combined resources to engage and educate students.
What makes our approach effective?
Student voting doesn’t just happen. It takes cultivation. We’ve developed seven key areas of electoral engagement to create a road map for increasing your level of success, areas that complement each other as you effectively engage your campus. You don’t have to do everything on this list to make a major difference, but it’s crucial to address all seven areas — choosing approaches that fit your campus best. The earlier you start the better, particularly for approaches that take significant institutional planning.