Elections and Democracy

Since 2008, NC Campus Compact has partnered with the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP), a national, nonpartisan effort to help colleges and universities involve students in elections. 

CEEP produces voter education resources, including state and national candidate and issue guides; provides paid fellowships or mini-grants to students and campuses to expand voter engagement efforts; and sponsors a network of organizers who consult with campuses about how to institutionalize and expand student voting and electoral engagement.

2019 Mini-Grants

To promote participation in the 2019 general election, NC Campus Compact is providing $500 mini-grants to select member campuses. Funds may be used to provide student leader stipends, facility rentals, transportation, food, supplies, materials, printing, technology services, speaker fees, or other programming expenses related to election engagement activities. All supported activities should be non-partisan and inclusive. Congratulations to the 2019 grantees!

  • Central Piedmont Community College
  • Durham Technical Community College
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Meredith College
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • UNC Asheville
  • UNC Pembroke
  • UNC Wilmington

Thanks to the Campus Election Engagement Project who funded two of the grants.


Contact Irving Zavaleta Jimenez at Izavaletajimenez {at} elon(.)edu or at 336.278.7197

NC College Voter Summit

Every September, since 2016, we have hosted a convening of students, faculty, and staff who lead non-partisan, campus-wide voter engagement efforts. With the help of national and state partners, participants learn and share innovative strategies and practical information to support college voter registration, voter education, and electoral participation.

NC Campus Voting Coalition

Beginning in 2012, we have helped facilitate conversations among a group of
organizations focused on getting college students engaged in
voting. The 2019 Coalition members include ALL IN Campus Democracy
Challenge; Blueprint NC; Campus Election Engagement
Project; Campus Vote Project; Common Cause NC;
Democracy NC; NC Campus Compact; NC PIRG; You Can
Vote; and, Young Invincibles. The NC Campus Voting
Coalition meets monthly virtually to share resources, individual
projects, and help design the NC College Voter Summit.

Campuses seeking to expand or deepen their election engagement efforts can learn more from these resources and organizations:

AASC&U American Democracy Project

All In Campus Democracy Challenge

Campus Vote Project

CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)

Institute for Democracy and Higher Education

Nonprofit Vote