Manhattan College has been selected as one of the “Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting” based on the school’s efforts to increase democratic engagement and student voting at The College.
The inaugural ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN) sponsored by the Washington-based Civic Nation, chose 397 U.S. colleges and universities for their efforts to increase nonpartisan democratic engagement in the 2022 election.
To participate, students were asked to meet several requirements, including sharing a 2020 National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) report with campus voting data. The NSLVE offers colleges and universities the opportunity to learn about their student registration and voting rates and the connection that exists between student learning experiences and voting. Students also developed and submitted a 2022 democratic engagement action plan to ALL IN.
“We are very proud of this recognition, but even more proud of an initiative that allows Manhattan College students to embrace our democracy,” said Brother Daniel Gardner, FSC, president of Manhattan College. “We look forward to continuing our participation and thank our coordinator, Dr. Margaret Groarke, for her strong efforts on behalf of engaged voting.”
The 2022 youth voter turnout was the highest for a midterm election in 30 years, according to research conducted by Tufts University’s Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement.
“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,” said Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, executive director of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, referring to all of the campuses that received similar recognition.