The Votes Are In, and so is MCC!
Middlesex Community College is one of only 83 college campuses in 23 states that has been designated as a "Voter Friendly Campus" as part of a national initiative to recognize student engagement!
The designation holds participating institutions accountable for planning and implementing practices that encourage students to register to vote in national elections.
The mission of the campaign is to bolster efforts that help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process. MCC was evaluated and chosen based on a campus plan to engage our students in the elections in the fall of 2016, how we facilitated voter engagement on both our campuses, and a final analysis of those efforts.
The Voter Friendly Campus designation program was started last year through a partnership of the Campus Vote Project and NASPA, the organization for student affairs professionals in higher education. The goal or the program is to help institutions develop plans to coordinate administrators, faculty and student organizations in civic and electoral engagement.
The Voter Friendly Campus designation helps MCC administrators develop a strategy to engage students and set clear goals to a path can be created in advance of elections. The activities can be institutionalized for years to come, keeping students engaged as they enter and move through their time at MCC.