I started working for CEEP in Spring 2015 when plans to engage institutions for the 2016 presidential election were already in full swing. Coming from a political campaign background and only working with Higher Ed during my collegiate career, I was excited to learn more about different campuses and the types of engagement they have.
To truly appreciate CEEP’s resources it’s important to first take our assessment. Our models are structured around working with student leaders, administrators, faculty, and staff so I highly recommend having multiple audience members take the assessment to gain an accurate perception of engagement presence. After the assessment is completed, your state organizer will walk you through our 7 Key Ways to Engage Your Campus and help develop long and short term goals towards creating a long-term sustainable program of election engagement on your campus.
What makes CEEP so great is that we are here now and we’ll be here after the election. Our free consulting can help you follow up with what worked well on your campus and how to make improvements in the future. Our new activity tracker allows you to keep record of your activities, number of students engaged or registered, materials and organizations used, and what campus members were involved. The tracker generates statewide and national reports that allow us, and you to learn from other campuses as well.
What you can expect from us for the Fall 2016 election:
- Amazingly crafted nonpartisan candidate guides.
- An updated Debate Watch Guide.
- How do we get students to pay attention to important elections? One way is to have their peers create the coverage. We will provide you with how to cover elections through student social media reporting.
- Want to learn how to dorm storm? We will teach you how to register student voters in the residence halls.
- Our classic 7 Key Ways to Engage Your Campus will help you break down all campus out reach. Start encouraging students to Get Out The Vote now. It is never to early to spread the word about the election.
- Campus Election Engagement Fellowship opportunities. Reach out to your state organizer to see if the fellowship is offered in your state.
- SWAG! Look out for our posters and banners! Your Vote Matters!