Who We Are
Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is a national nonpartisan project that helps administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders at America’s colleges and universities engage students in federal, state, and local elections. CEEP views voting as a means to promote a more equitable and inclusive democracy and to address past and present disenfranchisement.
CEEP piloted in 2008 and has been an ongoing project since 2012. We work with stakeholders throughout our more than 400 partner campuses to engage students in democracy. We provide personalized coaching, guiding schools on how to use our resources and navigate students through ever-changing barriers to voting. Working with us, schools help their students to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves on candidates and issues, navigate voting laws, and turn out at the polls.
Because individuals who vote when they’re young tend to continue, and because we help schools deepen their electoral engagement each cycle, we generate both immediate and long-term impact.
- Meet some of the CEEP Student Fellows, college students who form the backbone of what we do, engaging other students and organizing voter registration campaigns and get-out-the-vote campaigns on their campuses.
- Watch our Close Elections video. With 205,000 Facebook views, it’s one of our most popular GOTV resources.
- Explore Seven Key Ways to Act, our roadmap for engaging America’s college students in our nation’s elections.
- Check out our nonpartisan Candidate and Issue guides. Among the most intensively researched voter guides available, these guides focus on state-level (governor and US Senate) races, as well as Presidential races. Take a look at a couple of sample guides from 2018, such as Arizona Senate and Governor.
“You did a great job in conveying a critically important message to every West Chester student! As a proud West Chester University alum who went on to serve as Mayor, County Commissioner and 20-year US Congress member, I can guarantee you that voting in every election provides the ultimate strength of our democracy. Your bipartisan message is right on target!”–Curt Weldon, member of Congress (R-PA) 1987-2007
CEEP has been our most important partner in our nonpartisan voter engagement efforts…We love CEEP and want to continue to expand our partnership.”–Josh Young, Civic Engagement Coordinator, Miami- Dade College’s 160,000-student system.