• In order to create a democracy that is truly “of the people, by the people, and for the people,”
    we need to have elections that include all the people.

    Students Learn Students Vote

  • Why Student Voting is Important

    Higher education’s focus on civic engagement not only helps students to better understand their impact on those around them, it creates better students. Encouraging and assisting students to vote will establish participatory habits that will last well beyond their collegiate experience. Incorporating democratic engagement into campus life creates structure and stability for students as they explore what their political beliefs are and how they would like to engage in the democratic process.

  • Where SLSV Coalition Partners Work

    SLSV Coalition Partners support institutionalizing student voting on college campuses across the country. The map below displays our reach.

  • About Students Learn Students Vote

    Colleges and universities in the United States have long embraced the responsibility to foster the next generation of informed, engaged citizens necessary for our democracy to thrive. In fact, federal regulations in the Higher Education Act require institutions of higher education to promote voter registration on their campuses. However, instructions on how to best do this are vague and myths about student voting cause confusion among both students and administrators.


    The Students Learn Students Vote Coalition promotes civic learning and engagement on campuses across the country by providing a series of key steps and information on best practices that institutions can use to create a more voter friendly campus.

    Nonpartisan Statement


    Nonpartisanship guides the actions of the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition. It guides how we interact with colleges, universities, faculty, administrators, students, community organizations, and local leaders. It drives us to work with legislators impartially regardless of party or rank. It allows us to focus on building the strongest relationships possible with community organizations and higher education institutions working to improve voter access and create opportunities for students to participate in the democratic process. Most importantly, we are nonpartisan because we believe elections should be inclusive and we envision a democracy that is truly of all people, by all people, and for all people.


    The SLSV Coalition does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. We encourage and urge individuals and organizations we work with to become politically active, because we do not believe that political equals partisan. The views expressed by our members are their own and do not constitute the views or position of the SLSV Coalition.