When It Comes to Voting, UB Students Earn a Gold Seal
March 8, 2018
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
With local, state, and federal primaries and elections just around the corner, it's a good time to note that University of Baltimore students are nationally known for their voter participation rates. In fact, they earned a gold seal for their track record.
Last fall, the All-In Campus Democracy Challenge—a non-partisan, ongoing effort to increase student participation in the democratic process—measured the student voting rates at hundreds of colleges and universities across the country. UB received a special recognition for its rate, reporting that between 70 and 79 percent of the student body casts a vote. The institution was the country's sole recipient of the recognition.
"This is an outstanding achievement," the All-In group said of UB's rate.
"At UB, our students are consistently passionate about voting—they have been, and will continue to be," said Anthony Butler, director of the Office of Transitions and Community Engagement. "We're really excited about this distinction."
The Office of Transitions and Community Engagement is currently recruiting for two fellowships through the Andrew Goodman Foundation's "Vote Everywhere" program. These student ambassadors will work throughout the 2018-19 academic year to promote voter education and civic engagement at UB.
Learn more about Vote Everywhere.
Learn about UB's efforts to support students in their right to vote.
Learn more about the All-In Democracy Challenge.