“Voting is so important for everyone, whether you are a senior citizen or a senior in college. It is a great way to get involved and let your voice be heard. The sorority I am involved with, Phi Beta Delta, and our brother fraternity, Alpha Nu Omega, held a voter registration drive through the month of September and into October. We had about 50 students register to vote, which was great to see. Registering to vote is just part of the voting process. The school does a great job giving the students an opportunity to learn about the candidates and also providing early voting around campus. It has been a great experience helping students get more involved in the 2012 elections “
~Shay Enriquez, Senior
"In efforts to raise awareness of the upcoming election and to encourage students to vote we have been working very hard in putting on Debate Watching Parties. Our biggest hope was to get people involved and interested in the election. For most of these students this is their first time voting and we hope that it is an enjoyable experience for them. It is important that they know how much their vote counts and that using the voice that we are fortunate enough to have is a great honor."
~Lyndsay Westgaard, Senior
“I find it extremely encouraging that these leaders appreciated the impact and importance of voting enough that they committed time and resources to raise awareness among their peers to vote. For many on this campus, this will be the first time they get to exercise their right to vote. Having opportunities to discuss candidates, their positions and how that gels with their own personally beliefs and values was pertinent, fun and necessary. Students were able to support their candidates, defend positions and participate in safe, healthy dialogue. Through this, students were able to experience how difficult it often is to reach a position on any issue that is supported by all.”
~Cody Jones, Coordinator of Civic Engagement