We are a 40+ member group that meets semi-annually to discuss, assess and plan political engagement programming and events on campus. We strive to meet the needs of our campus through voter registration, voter education, and voter mobilization. All of these efforts create active and engaged citizens.
To accomplish this, we identify gaps in political engagement efforts, then create and implement an action plan each year to address those needs. Our current action plan covers the 2022 election cycle, and will be updated each year as needed.
While we actively assess political work happening across campus, we largely implement our action plans by partnering with divisions and programs across the university. The bulk of the work is done with students, faculty and staff in mind and is available on campus. Specifically, we focus on the tools of good citizenship, like how to get involved, or how to talk about uncomfortable topics.
We are housed in the Olene S. Walker Institute of Politics & Public Service, which coordinates our efforts.
We examine and support WSU student political learning and participation in democracy, and strive to foster an atmosphere of mutual concern, goodwill and respect for this campus community.
We accomplish this by:
- Hosting a political program throughout the year dedicated to student voter education, student voter mobilization and student voter registration.
- Encouraging individuals at WSU to demonstrate civility and respect the dignity of others.
- Working for respectful campus engagement in all political activities.
- Have WSU voter turnout to beat the national average.
- Collect data on political programming across campus.
- Host events related to national Civic Holidays: National Voter Registration Day, National Voter Education Week, Vote Early Day, Election Heroes Day, Election Day.
- See our campus plan for specifics.