ALLIANCE, Ohio — The University of Mount Union’s plan for the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge was selected as one of the top plans in the country for civic engagement, as of April 2020.
According to the ALL IN website, the factors for the plans they deemed to be the strongest submitted to date included, “a strong coalition comprised of internal and external stakeholders; detailed NSLVE (National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement) data, including an analysis of strengths and areas for improvement; learning outcomes; short-term and long-term SMART goals; and a comprehensive strategy mentioning curricular and cocurricular activities.
Mount Union’s plan includes several items, including its campus efforts such as debate watch parties, Civic Corners voter registration stations, student-led panels of local candidates and its goal of increased voter participation among students on campus.
Despite Ohio’s primary election changing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mount Union’s Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement and its Department of Political Science and International Studies are continuing to provide resources to members of the campus community.
For those Ohio residents who have not obtained an absentee ballot, there is an Absentee Ballot Tool on the Mount Union website, provided by Vote.org.
Learn more about Mount Union’s civic engagement efforts by visiting the Regula Center page. More information on the ALL IN Challenge can be found at allinchallenge.org.