Last month, the University of Nevada, Reno was recognized by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN) as one of 2022’s ALL IN Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting. The ALL IN Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting recognizes colleges and universities for making intentional efforts to increase student voter participation. UNR joins a group of 394 other colleges and universities that were recognized by ALL IN for completing four actions, which include participating in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, sharing campus voting data from 2020, developing and submitting a 2022 democratic engagement action plan and having a current signatory to ALL IN’s Higher Education Presidents’ Commitment to Full Student Voter Participation.
This challenge empowers colleges and universities to achieve excellence in nonpartisan student democratic engagement. Campuses that join the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge complete a set of action items, with the support of ALL IN Challenge staff, to institutionalize nonpartisan civic learning, political engagement, and voter participation on their campus. The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge currently engages over nine million students from more than 960 institutions in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge is a national nonpartisan initiative of Civic Nation, a 501(c)(3) organization. The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge strives to change civic culture and institutionalize democratic engagement activities and programs on college campuses, making voter participation a defining feature of campus life.
ALL IN, in collaboration with over 960 higher education institutions, seeks to make participation in local, state, and federal elections a social norm; substantially increase the number of college students who are democratically engaged on an ongoing basis, during and between elections, and not just at the polls and; make educating for democratic engagement on college campuses an accepted and expected part of the culture and curriculum so that students graduate with the knowledge, skills, behaviors and values needed to be an informed and active citizen.