Kennesaw State joins campuses nationwide in effort to be ‘Voter Friendly’
Initiative recognizes efforts to engage students in the political process
KENNESAW, Ga. (Mar 20, 2017) — Kennesaw State University has been named one of 83 institutions in 23 states and the only university in Georgia designated as a “Voter Friendly Campus.”
The initiative, led by national nonpartisan organizations Campus Vote Project and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education – held participating institutions accountable for planning and implementing practices that encourage their students to register and vote in the 2016 general election and in the coming years. The mission of the Voter Friendly Campus designation is to bolster efforts that help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process.
Kennesaw State University is committed to the civic mission of higher education to prepare students to be engaged participants in democracy through its partnerships with the Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration, Georgia Secretary of State, League of Women Voters, and TurboVote.
Through the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE), sponsored by the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University, KSU assesses student participation in national elections compared to other institutions around the country. KSU’s student voting rate has exceeded the national average in both presidential and midterm elections. ‘
For more information on KSU’s voter registration efforts, visit vote.kennesaw.edu.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.