UCR recognized for encouraging student vote

Author: University Communications
November 13, 2019

UC Riverside received a Silver Seal from the All in Campus Democracy Challenge for having a campus voting rate between 30-39% in the 2018 midterm election.

The campus was among those recognized at the All In Challenge Awards Ceremony in Washington DC on Nov. 12, honoring colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting rates.

UC Riverside had a student voting rate of 35% in 2018, a 26% increase from 2014.

The All In Campus Democracy Challenge is a nonpartisan, national initiative recognizing and supporting campuses as they work to increase nonpartisan democratic engagement and full student voter participation. The Challenge encourages higher education institutions to help students form the habits of active and informed citizenship and make democratic participation a core value on their campus. 

More than 560 campuses, with more than 6.2 million students, have joined the Challenge since its launch in summer 2016.