Ball State's Center of Economic and Civic Learning (CECL) and the Office of Student Life are pleased to announce a unique opportunity for faculty members to invite a Democracy Fellow to share a brief (5-10 minute) non-partisan voter information session with students in their class.
The Democracy Fellows program is a new initiative designed for college students and can proivde information on:
Ball State's Democracy Fellows, encourage discussion on civic participation and what it means to live a meaningful life in our democracy. Faculty can Request a Democracy Fellow to visit their classes to provide information about voter registration and the 2024 election. Faculty members or students interested in hosting a Democracy Fellow in their class or campus organization are encouraged to Complete This Form. If you have questions or feedback, please contact Dr. David J. Roof at email@example.com. __________________________
The Cardinals Vote! initiative at Ball State is a collaborative effort between the Center for Economic and Civic Learning, the Office of Student Life, and the Office of Community Engagement. This initiative aims to promote non-partisan voter engagement and civic participation among students. Through various activities, events, and educational initiatives, Cardinals Vote encourages students to register to vote, become informed about political issues, and actively participate in elections. By partnering with these key university departments, Cardinals Vote seeks to create a culture of civic engagement on campus and empower students to exercise their democratic rights.
Cardinals Vote! is grateful for support from Community-Engaged Alliance who partners with Indiana higher education institutions to strengthen the relationship with their local communities and produce civic-minded graduates. We are the only organization in Indiana that works with all institutional levels (public, both large and small, independent, and two-year) as well as community organizations. By supporting our partners through programs, training, grants, consulting, and professional development, we foster a higher education and community collaboration that propels students toward graduation ready to make a difference in the world.
This project is also aligned with the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge which envisions a more engaged and inclusive democracy. Through institutional engagement, direct student engagement, and fostering a national higher education network, ALL IN strives for an electorate that mirrors our country’s makeup and in which college students are democratically engaged on an ongoing basis, during and between elections, and not just at the polls.