Temple University Designated a Voter Friendly Campus
Temple University Designated a Voter Friendly Campus by NASPA and Campus Vote Project
Philadelphia, PA – Today, Temple University, was named a Voter Friendly Campus, one of 258 campuses in 38 states and the District of Columbia by the Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The initiative recognizes institutions that have planned and implemented practices that encourage their students to register and vote in the 2022 elections and coming years.
The mission of the 2023 Voter Friendly Campus designation is to bolster colleges' and universities’ efforts to help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process – every year, not just during years featuring federal elections. Temple was evaluated based on a written plan for how we planned to register, educate, and turn out student voters in 2022, how we facilitated voter engagement efforts on our campus, and a final analysis of our efforts.
As part of our effort to be designated a Voter Friendly Campus, Temple Votes helped students to get registered, get informed, and get out to vote. Through the collaboration and dedication of students and staff alike, Temple maintained high registration and participation in this year's midterm elections.
The institutions designated Voter Friendly Campuses represent a wide range of two-year, four-year, public, private, rural, and urban campuses, collectively serving over 3.5 million students. Notably, the list of designated institutions includes 49 Minority Serving Institutions and 13 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as well as 41 Community Colleges.
NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. Our work provides high-quality professional development, advocacy, and research for 15,000 members in all 50 states, 25 countries, and 8 U.S. territories.
Fair Elections Center is a national, nonpartisan voting rights and legal support organization that works to eliminate barriers to voting and improve election administration across the United States. Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project works with universities, community colleges, faculty, students and election officials to reduce barriers to student voting and helps campuses institutionalize reforms that empower students with the information they need to register and vote.