Kennesaw State University named a Voter Friendly Campus
Initiative recognizes university efforts to engage students in political process
KENNESAW, Ga. (Mar 13, 2019) — Kennesaw State University has been named one of 120 institutions in 30 states and one of only three universities 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 – recognized institutions for planning and implementing practices that encourage their students to register and
vote in the 2018 elections and in the coming years. The designation is valid through
The mission of the Voter Friendly Campus designation is to bolster efforts that help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process. Last fall’s voter registration drive at Kennesaw State’s two campuses resulted in more than 200 students registering to vote.
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.
— Robert S. Godlewski
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 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.