Nine CCMA Members Designated Voter Friendly

March 11, 2021

Nine of Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic’s member institutions were named Voter Friendly Campuses by NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and Fair Election Center’s Campus Vote Project this year:

  • George Washington University
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • UMBC
  • Towson University
  • Morgan State University
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Frostburg State University
  • Frederick Community College

Congratulations to these institutions that prioritized efforts to help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process and develop a culture of democratic engagement. To be designated, campuses need to engage their campus communities and promote voter registration and voting as part of their institutional mission. Through a very challenging year, these campuses persevered and fostered a voter friendly space in their community.

NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and Fair Election Center’s Campus Vote Project have granted the ‘Voter Friendly Campus’ designation to 235 colleges and universities across 37 states and the District of Columbia. Across the country, an average of about 6% of colleges or universities received this designation, whereas almost 25% of CCMA members did. The commitment to creating a voter friendly space encompassed a campus-wide effort. Campus administrators, faculty, and students rose to the challenge of a drastically changed engagement landscape with remote and hybrid learning environments and rapidly changing election laws, to quickly adapt efforts to support their students through a very confusing election cycle.