Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.34
Liaison Christie-Joy Hartman
Submission Date Jan. 27, 2022

STARS v2.2

James Madison University
IN-42: Voter Education and Support

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Abraham Goldberg
Executive Director
James Madison Center for Civic Engagement
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Has the institution earned the following during the previous three years?:
Yes or No
Voter Friendly Campus (U.S.) Yes
ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (Silver level or higher) (U.S.) Yes
An equivalent, external voter education and support recognition program approved by AASHE No

Documentation affirming the institution’s recognition for voter education and support:
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Website URL where information affirming the institution’s recognition for voter education and support is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
In February 2019, James Madison University was once again designated a “Voter Friendly Campus” by NASPA and Campus Vote Project because of its work to prioritize civic learning and democratic engagement. JMU was one of 123 campuses across the country to receive the Voter Friendly Campus designation. https://www.voterfriendlycampus.org/campus-designees 74.6% of JMU students voted in the 2020 Elections, a 20.5 percentage point increase in turnout from the 2016 general election and 8.6 percentage points higher than the national average for higher education institutions, according to a new report by the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education at Tufts University. A record 92% of James Madison University students also registered to vote in 2020. JMU earned the Highest Voter Registration - 4-year (Tied) & the Most Improved Voter Turnout - 4-year Awards for the State Challenges Awards from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge for nonpartisan student voter participation efforts in the 2020 Election. Additionally, JMU earned a Gold Seal from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge. Information about JMU is available on the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge's website: https://allinchallenge.org/campuses/james-madison-university/. Information provided by Carah Lynn Ong Whaley, Associate Director, James Madison Center for Civic Engagement. 11/19/21.

In February 2019, James Madison University was once again designated a “Voter Friendly Campus” by NASPA and Campus Vote Project because of its work to prioritize civic learning and democratic engagement. JMU was one of 123 campuses across the country to receive the Voter Friendly Campus designation. https://www.voterfriendlycampus.org/campus-designees

74.6% of JMU students voted in the 2020 Elections, a 20.5 percentage point increase in turnout from the 2016 general election and 8.6 percentage points higher than the national average for higher education institutions, according to a new report by the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education at Tufts University. A record 92% of James Madison University students also registered to vote in 2020.

JMU earned the Highest Voter Registration - 4-year (Tied) & the Most Improved Voter Turnout - 4-year Awards for the State Challenges Awards from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge for nonpartisan student voter participation efforts in the 2020 Election. Additionally, JMU earned a Gold Seal from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge. Information about JMU is available on the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge's website: https://allinchallenge.org/campuses/james-madison-university/.

Information provided by Carah Lynn Ong Whaley, Associate Director, James Madison Center for Civic Engagement. 11/19/21.

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