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University of Maryland Listed Among the Nation’s Best Colleges for Student Voting

August 27, 2019
Contacts: 

 Hafsa Siddiqi, 301-405-4671

COLLEGE PARK, MD — For a second consecutive year, the University of Maryland has been listed among 80 universities in the nation that inspire students to tap into their civic responsibility and become active citizens of their communities and country through voting. 

The University joins a slew of private and public universities in the honor of creating and maintaining life-long civic engagement, as illustrated by the findings from Washington Monthly magazine. The nonprofit publication collected exhaustive data via multiple variables including; 

  • Participation in Tufts University’s National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE), which helps colleges understand their campus’ student voting record by calculating and tracking student registration numbers and turnout rates

  • Participation in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, which helps colleges utilize NSLVE data to craft strategic plans to bolster civic engagement

  • Public release of NSLVE data as an ALL IN school

  • Public release of an ALL IN action plan 

In addition to reauthorizing its NSLVE status through 2023 and being an ALL IN school with a public action plan since 2014, UMD is a participant in the Big Ten Voting Challenge, which aims to register even more students to engage in national service. 

The full Washington Monthly list of America’s Best Colleges for Student Voting can be found here.