ENGAGEMENT RESOURCES

Student leaders are the boots on the ground reaching out to fellow’s students and energizing them on campus. CEEP has identified and created a number of resources to ensure your success as a fellow. To learn more, check out the information below. 

Engagement Resources

COVID – 19 and CEEP Student Fellows. As we continue to monitor developments regarding the coronavirus, CEEP recognizes that some of our campuses may be affected by this global outbreak. Fellows can reference this document to find a list of ways to continue to engage their campuses, whether a campus is taking partial measures to reduce risk or undergoing complete closure. 

Advisor Fellowship Handbook. This handbook was designed to help Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) Campus Advisors get started with our Fellowship program. As a Campus Advisor, you will contribute to a campus environment that encourages and supports student voters. Advisors are an important partner in the CEEP Fellowship. 

Engagement Fellowship Handbook. This handbook was designed to help new CEEP Engagement Fellows get started in their electoral engagement efforts. As a CEEP Engagement Fellow, you will be helping your school create an environment that encourages and supports student voters. You will find creative ways to get the word out about the importance of voting, help students register and vote and ensure they get to the polls and make their voices heard. Access the virtual program edition here.

Partner Organizations. Working together is important to the success of your engagement team on campus. For a list of approved third party partners and their descriptions, click here.

Social Media Toolkit. Along with face-to-face outreach and discussion, social media is one of the main methods to reaching students where they are, helping them vote and get politically involved. This toolkit will help you produce effective messages to engage your students.

Social Media Civic Participation. Check out this example packet on coordinated methods and strategies that the University of Central Florida’s Student Government Association will use to prepare for the 2020 election. The packet includes a social media action plan, report, the proposed campaign and an audit of the social media reach. 

For Fellows By Fellows

Who better to create a resource for fellows than a past fellow? We asked our past fellows what they wanted to see in our program, and they created some tips, tricks and pieces of advice for current fellows. These resources are projects started by fellows, for fellows to succeed in their voter engagement work. Check them out!

Civil Dialogue: Talking with Friends, Family, and Neighbors. A very rewarding part of the Fellowship can be talking to new people. You’ll meet so many students, faculty, and community members who can change your perspective, not just about voting but also about the state as a whole. Thanks to CEEP’s nonpartisanship, you’re able to talk with individuals all across the political spectrum and have meaningful conversations about the issues they cared about. CEEP created this document to help you find ways to start those conversations. 

Event Troubleshooting Guide. Becoming successful at event planning is mostly about learning through trial and error. But, there are a lot of tips and tricks that apply to everyone. We’ve gathered some situations you might encounter when planning or running events and provided solutions and advice for overcoming them. You’ve got this!

Feeling Stuck? Fellows Project Ideas. Sometimes the hardest part is getting started. To help you out with brainstorming and planning, We compiled a list of project and event ideas that worked for other fellows. Read through these to boost your creativity and feel free to adapt these ideas to your campus.

Post-Fellowship Advice. Once the fellowship ended, you may have a lot of questions about what to do next. CEEP provided a list of ten different ways you can stay civically engaged after completing the fellowship.

Surveys, Requests and Reports

Activity Tracker. Measure, report, review, revise, repeat:Reporting and documentation are critical. Numbers are important, so you can monitor your progress and so CEEP can report the cumulative impact of your work nationwide. Your CEEP State Director will help you work with our reporting tools (the activity tracker), which will be easy if you consistently document your events, contacts, attendance, outreach, etc. and report them as they happen. Build these measures right into your action plan and revise. 

Final Report. Please complete the form with information about your fellowship experience. If you have questions contact your state director or national fellowship director. The final report helps CEEP gauge your overall experience on the ground and with CEEP.

Advisor Survey. Please complete the form with information about your experience working with CEEP and your on campus fellow. If you have questions contact your state director or the national fellowship director. This survey helps CEEP gauge your overall experience with our program.

Purchase Requisition. To assist with activities, each Fellow is able to complete a purchase requisition (i.e., a request sent to obtain purchased goods or services). The information collected on the form will be used to inform State Directors of the supplies or materials needed for an event or activity. Fellows are able to make multiple entries but should submit the request at least seven days prior to the event. After the form is submitted, it will be reviewed and Fellows will be notified if their request has been approved or denied.