As part of our efforts to strengthen democracy, NC Campus Compact is helping mobilize our member institutions to ensure a complete census count in North Carolina. We are excited to provide information and funding to support this work throughout the state.
The Census Bureau has created this video to explain how college students are to be counted despite the current pandemic (released 3/23/20)
2020 Census Engagement Fellows (CEF)
NC Campus Compact, in partnership with the NC Counts Coalition, is sponsored a Fellow at 11 member colleges and universities. The Fellows targeted communities historically identified as hard-to-count communities to ensure they have the information they need to complete and submit their Census form. This program complemented the state-wide efforts of the NC Complete Count Commission and the NC Counts Coalition.
#MakeNCCount Video Contest
We also partnered with the NC Counts Coalition to sponsor the #MakeNCCount Video Contest. These videos, targeting college students, provide information about the census in creative and fun ways. There were two categories for contest submissions: Informational and Inspirational. Each winner received a cash prize. The winners were:
- 1st place Informational category: Deja Mayfield, North Carolina A&T State University
- 2nd place Informational category: Love Cesar, NC A & T State University
- Inspirational category winner: Lauren Bagby, Winston-Salem State University
There is a Census 2020 Knowledge Hub on the national Campus Compact website with essential information and resources about the 2020 Census for institutions of higher education.
Here are a few resources with quick overviews explaining the census.
U.S. Census Bureau “Census 101:What You Need to Know”