ALL IN Challenge
Following the success of events like Constitution Day and the implementation of Civic Corners at Mount Union, the University has created the following action plan to guide additional work in this area. We seek to increase student civic engagement on campus, measured by student voter registration, student voting, student contact with government officials, and student attendance at civic-focused events both on and off campus. We also seek to enhance civic engagement in the larger Alliance community through resource collaboration, including campus/community events and connecting with local community groups.
The plan was developed by the Director of the Regula Center, Abby Honaker Schroeder, Associate Professor in Political Science and International Studies and Faculty Liaison to the Regula Center, Lori Kumler, and Library Circulation Manager in KHIC, Gina Maida. Through the leadership of these staff and faculty members and the resources of their respective departments, the plan expands our engagement efforts across campus and incorporates improved benchmarks for future initiatives.
The plan here spans three academic years beginning in the fall of 2020 and concluding in the spring of 2022. The plan will be implemented by current leadership (listed above) and will expand over time to include individuals and students from additional departments to ensure diverse participation, integrated civic education, and continued innovation.
2020 Action Plan ALL IN Challenge Website
Mount Union has joined more than 160 college presidents and chancellors in committing to full student voter registration and participation in all elections through the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN). To support full student voter participation of all eligible students, ALL IN and its Higher Education Presidents Council has launched a call to action for higher education presidents and chancellors to fully engage students in electoral participation. A full list of signatories can be found here.
By signing the pledge, Mount Union committed to ensuring all eligible students are able to register to vote and cast informed ballots in the 2020 general election and beyond. Further, they committed to fostering campus cultures that support nonpartisan student civic learning, political engagement and student voter participation.
OAC Voter Status (June 2020) OAC Votes Home