Voter Engagement at The University of Baltimore
Continuing the Conversation
- UBalt Law in Focus (presented by UBalt School of Law): Sign up for upcoming discussions and review past discussions.
- Beyond Voting: Ideas for civic participation after the election, including information about how to evaluate media sources and confront misinformation.
- How to Respond to Election Stress.
- Student Assistance Program: We know you might need someone to talk to, and the Student Assistance Program provides support for UBalt students 24/7
- Link to Maryland State Board of Elections: Find out about early voting, frequently asked questions, and voter services.
- Link to ACLU – Know Your Voting Rights: Find out what to do if you are uncertain about your rights, if someone is interfering with your right to vote, or if you encounter any difficulties voting.
Planning to vote in the next election? Take the ALL IN pledge! Find out how many pledges UBalt has gotten on the Campus Leaderboard.
What is UBalt Votes?
Civic and democratic engagement are central to the mission of higher education and the values of The University of Baltimore. While these types of engagement embody a wide variety of activities, participation in local, state, and federal elections is a real and tangible way for our students, staff and faculty to affect our community. The Rosenberg Center for Student Engagement and Inclusion is committed to ensuring that the UBalt community always has access to resources and information to be fully prepared to take part in the democratic process.
"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education."
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
Whether you are brand new to voting or an experienced voter, you can learn more about the voting process and resources available to you here. Finally, please note that all of the resources on this page are provided by nonpartisan entities.
The University of Baltimore is the only campus in the nation to receive the gold seal award from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, for its 70.9 percent voter participation rate.
UBalt also received the platinum seal on Nov. 13, 2019 for its 59.1% 2018 midterm voting rate. UBalt was recognized as "best in class" for having the highest voting participation rate among medium, public, four-year institutions, nationwide.
UBalt's participation in the 2018 midterm elections was also among the highest in the nation at 59.1%. See the full 2018 report here (see the 2012 and 2016 report here).
The University of Baltimore proudly partners with the following organizations:
- The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE)
- ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
- Voter Friendly Campus
- The Andrew Goodman Foundation
- NASPA Lead Initiative of Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement
- Baltimore Collegetown Campus Voting Community of Practice Member