At the Campus Election Engagement Project, we believe that faculty play an integral role in student voting efforts. Faculty can guide our nation’s students to register to vote, educate themselves on the candidates, and turn out to the polls. Below, we provide resources to help you engage your students in elections.
Academic Credit – In this resource, we show you how you can incorporate student nonpartisan electoral volunteering as a service-learning requirement.
Combatting Cynicism – This is an essay from CEEP founder Paul Loeb discussing how to help students surmount political cynicism.
Coronavirus as a Teachable Moment – This guide helps faculty members turn the COVID-19 crisis into a teachable moment.
Debate Watch Guide – We provide useful approaches, both for getting students to watch key debates and for helping them reflect afterwards.
Difficult Classroom Conversations about Political Issues – This guide helps faculty members navigate tricky conversations about political issues, including abortion, the environment, and healthcare.
Do Not Be Deceived: Detecting Disinformation – This resource helps faculty teach students how to navigate false news content.
How to Promote Voting in a School Library – We have compiled ways that your school library can promote civic engagement.
How to Register to Vote – This resource guides students through the process of registering to vote.
Local Elections Guide – This guide takes students through various local elected positions and discusses their importance.
Mock Elections – This guide helps faculty create a mock election at their campus.
Mosby Court/VCU Model – This resource helps faculty navigate partnerships with non-partisan community organizations.
Presidential Candidate Guides – We created non-partisan candidate guides for Donald Trump and Joe Biden. These can be distributed online or in-person to students.
Talking about Elections in Your Classroom – This is a guide to facilitate general classroom conversations about electoral participation.
Vote by Mail Video Series Part 1: COVID NO, Voting Yes – With concerns about COVID-19, you’re probably wondering how you can vote this fall. Check out this Campus Election Engagement Project video that explains an alternative to voting in person — voting by mail.
Vote by Mail Video Series Part 2: How Do I Vote by Mail? – Are you interested in voting by mail but unsure where to begin with the process? Check out this Campus Election Engagement Project video explaining the process of voting by mail.
Vote by Mail Video Series Part 3: Voting by Mail: Myths vs. Facts – Do you have concerns voting by mail this fall? Check out this Campus Election Engagement Project video debunking common myths surrounding the process.
Why STEM Majors Should Vote – This guide considers how some of the most popular STEM majors are connected to electoral engagement.