Shippensburg University is once again designated a “Voter Friendly Campus” by the national non-partisan organizations Campus Vote Project and NASPA- Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The mission of the Voter Friendly Campus designation is to encourage students to participate in the political process.
Ship and its non-partisan voter registration group, Ship Votes, works closely with student, faculty and staff to organize voter education and registration events and coordinate student transportation to polls on Election Day.
As part of Ship’s efforts, over 600 students registered to vote for the first time, changed their registration or voted absentee. Many sections of Ship’s first year seminar course engaged in basic non-partisan voter education and Ship staffed voter registration tables during home football games and other campus events and locations.
“This designation makes it clear that the institution takes a stand for voter friendliness and civic engagement in the community,” said Dr. Catherine Clay, associate professor of history and Ship Votes advisor.
The designation is valid through December of 2020.