• Coalition Partners

    The SLSV Coalition is a diverse group of local, state, and national organizations dedicated to increasing student voter participation and civic engagement through data-driven approaches and by working with college administrators to implement the SLSV Checklist. We believe in the importance of incorporating democratic engagement into campus life and work to identify best practices for institutions of higher education around voter registration, voter education, ballot access, and GOTV.

    Want to join our coalition? Contact Kathryn at [email protected]

    AAC&U is the leading national association dedicated to advancing the vitality and public standing of liberal education by making quality and equity the foundations for excellence in undergraduate education in service to democracy.

    AASCU’s American Democracy Project is a network of more than 250 state colleges and universities focused on public higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for a better functioning democracy.

    Absentee Ballots Now helps registered voters access information for Absentee Ballot registration in all 50 US States and 5 Territories.

    The mission of the Association of Big Ten Students is to increase information sharing and networking among student government organizations and to serve as the active collective voice of students of the Big Ten Conference.

    Association of Young Americans (AYA) is a non-partisan, membership organization that was created to increase political engagement among young Americans. AYA offers members consistent value via exclusive deals while also lowering the barriers to political engagement.

    The Alliance is a nationwide network of organizations building the political power of young people, and the premier youth vote vehicle in the United States.

    The ALL IN Challenge is a national, nonpartisan initiative that supports and recognizes campuses working to improve civic learning, political engagement, and voter participation. The program encourages institutions to help students form the habits of active and informed citizenship and institutionalize democratic engagement activities and programs—making them a defining feature of campus life.

    The AGF works to increase youth civic power, particularly for Young People of Color, and make young voices and voters a powerful force in American democracy. We increase youth voting rates by supporting youth leadership development, voting turnout and accessibility, and social justice initiatives on higher education campuses with financial assistance to student activists and campus mini-grants.

    The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life exists to cultivate informed voters and active citizens. They do so through research, education, and outreach programs focused on three key pillars: civic discovery, young people, and civil dialogue.

    APIAVote is a national nonpartisan organization that works with partners to mobilize Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in electoral and civic participation.

    APIAVote-Michigan is a 501(c)3 nonpartisan organization committed to justice and equity for the Asian American community through grassroots mobilization, civic engagement, leadership development, and coalition building.

    They uphold a vision of justice and equity that asserts people power and community connectedness as the framework for democracy, decision-making, community engagement, and service

    ASUCSD's mission is to facilitate and encourage students to grow and develop through their involvement in student government, its services and auxiliaries. We promote student engagement in all areas of campus life through leadership, advocacy, and service in order to build and strengthen our community.

    BallotReady is an online platform that makes it easy for voters to research and understand every candidate and referendum up for election, and by doing so, creating a more informed electorate, and a stronger democracy.

    #BaltimoreVotes is a growing group of leaders across Baltimore dedicated to providing all Baltimoreans, without prejudice or bias, the accurate information and motivation needed to confidently engage in every election. They support individuals in Baltimore interested in leading voter registration, voter education, and voter turnout efforts as a tool to empower their community to vote.

    Black University is a network of student, faculty, and administrators from the Historically Black Colleges-Universities in North Carolina who are dedicated to having an equitable, accessible, oppression-free world.

    Black Youth Vote! is a national grassroots coalition of organizations and individuals committed to increasing political and civic engagement among black youth and young adults between the ages of 18-35.

    The Brennan Center for Justice is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve systems of democracy and justice by addressing everything from voting rights and campaign finance reform, to ending mass incarceration and preserving Constitutional protections.

    California Campus Compact is a coalition of California's leading colleges and universities. We build the collective commitment and capacity of colleges, universities and communities to advance civic and community engagement for a healthy, just and democratic society.

    CALPIRG Education Fund works for consumers and the public interest; through research, public education and outreach, they serve as counterweights to the influence of powerful special interests that threaten people's health, safety or well-being.

    Campus Compact is a national coalition of 1,000 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. As the largest national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, we enable campuses to develop students’ citizenship skills and forge effective community partnerships.

    Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is a national nonpartisan project that helps America's colleges and universities motivate their 20 million students to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves, and turn out at the polls.

    Campus Vote Project helps institutions, students, and election officials reduce barriers to student voting, by helping campuses institutionalize reforms that empower students with the information they need to register and vote.

    Established in 1979 by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma, the center is a unique and nonpartisan institution that strengthens representative democracy through scholarship, learning, and service. The center sponsors OU Votes and the Civic Engagement Fellowship Program to promote increased civic engagement on campus.

    The Center for American Politics and Citizenship (CAPC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit research institution at the University of Maryland that addresses major issues of American governance. CAPC provides research and education to promote an engaged public, and trains future leaders to grapple with the pressing issues of tomorrow.

    The Center for Civic Justice provides services, support and coordination for programs and opportunities that cultivate, develop and empower active and engaged Seawolves to positively contribute to the betterment of their communities through awareness, advocacy and action.

    The Eagleton Institute of Politics’ Center for Youth Political Participation at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, advances the political learning of young people and equips them to be active citizens and leaders.

    CIRCLE focuses on the ways that marginalized or disadvantaged young people are left out of political life, by researching policy and practice for healthier youth development and a better democracy.

    Civic Nation uses organizing, engagement and public awareness to address some of their nation's most pressing challenges. They work with public and private partners to build tools and campaigns that turn great ideas into action.

    Civic Nebraska creates a more modern and robust democracy for all Nebraskans. We do this through youth service learning, civic health initiatives, and nonpartisan voting rights advocacy. We rise to engage Nebraskans in meaningful ways to build informed community leaders, and we ensure that our democratic institutions are nonpartisan, accessible, and modern.

    Communities are strong when citizens are engaged and CivicTN's mission is to strengthen democracy and civic participation in Tennessee -- a state that currently ranks 50th in voting participation and 40th in voter registration. CivicTN offers support that builds coalitions led by evidence-based practices, research, and results-driven donor investment strategies.

    The Civics Center is dedicated to building the foundations of youth civic engagement and voter participation in high schools through education, organizing, and advocacy. We encourage student-led, peer-to-peer voter registration and preregistration efforts through direct outreach to high school communities.

    Clemson University is a public, land-grant higher education institution located in South Carolina.

    CollegeQorps (by Learningateway) is a professional network for college students that develops career-ready skills through peer service. #Strivefor85/#MyCampusVotes is CollegeQorps' student-led national civic service campaign to reach 85% voter turnout for college students

    Common Cause Illinois is a nonpartisan watchdog group whose mission is to promote open, ethical, and accountable government at the local, state, and national levels by educating and mobilizing the people of Illinois.

    Common Cause North Carolina (CCNC) is a Raleigh-based nonprofit and nonpartisan organization dedicated to encouraging citizen participation in democracy. CCNC is the sponsor of the HBCU Student Action Alliance which aims to strengthen democracy by activating, training, supporting, and uniting the next generation of civic leaders at NC HBCUs as they work to hold power accountable at every level.

    ConnPIRG Students works to organize college students to solve some of the world's most pressing public interest problems, by investigating big social problems, coming up with practical solutions, convincing the media and public to pay attention, and getting decision-makers to act.

    CoPIRG Foundation is an independent, non-partisan group that works for consumers and the public interest, by using research, public education and outreach, to serve as counterweights to the influence of powerful special interests that threaten people's health, safety or well-being.

    CUSP provides college and university students a platform for civic discussion, and to register their voices and opinions.

    Deeds Not Words was founded by former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis to galvanize the power of young people through organizing, policy-making, and voting.

    Democracy Matters is a non-partisan campus-based national student organization that works to get big private money out of politics and people re-engaged by offering paid internships to undergraduates- effectively fostering the next generation of leaders dedicated to strengthening democracy.

    Democracy Works is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to the idea that voting should fit the way they live. They build tools (like, TurboVote) to upgrade the infrastructure of democracy and improve the voting experience for voters and election officials alike.

    The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition was formed to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection works year-round to advance and defend the right to vote.

    Engage Miami seeks to be the entry point for young people into voting and politics by creating a culture of civic participation that is bold, creative, impactful, and local.

    Equality Pennsylvania works to advance equality and opportunity for LGBT Pennsylvanians, by advocating for policy change at the municipal, state, and federal level.

    Every Vote Counts is a student-led, nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing voter turnout and expanding voter access nationwide.

    FELN is a national, nonpartisan voting rights, legal support, and election reform organization whose mission is to remove barriers to registration and voting for traditionally underrepresented constituencies.

    FMF engages in research and public policy development, public education programs, grassroots organizing projects, leadership training and development programs, and participates in and organizes forums on issues of women's equality and empowerment.

    Forward Montana Foundation educates, engages and organizes young Montanans to shape their democracy to improve their lives and the lives of all Montanans.

    The Foundation for California Community Colleges is the statewide non-profit supporting the California Community College system, the largest system of higher education in the nation.

    Through programs in activism, journalism, policy research and advocacy, Generation Progress works with and for young people to promote progressive solutions to key political and social challenges.

    Generation Vote's mission is to educate, connect and mobilize youth across the country to become agents of change in local electoral and advocacy campaigns through our unique model of civic engagement.

    Georgia Shift gives marginalized young people a seat at the table of democracy through electoral action, hands-on education, and civic media programs. They envision a Georgia where marginalized young people are the fundamental driver of political impact and public policy at every level of government in an unbridled democracy.

    GU Votes is a student-led initiative working to institutionalize civic engagement on campus by expanding civic awareness and by increasing voter registration rates and turnout among Georgetown students.

    HeadCount inspires participation in democracy through music and culture. We have registered more than 500,000 voters in our history, while encouraging millions of young people to make their voices heard.

    Through online polling and data analytics, icitizen works to help people influence and inform decisions that improve their lives.

    Indiana Campus Compact is a 501(c)(3) non-profit partnership of Indiana’s higher education institutions focused on advocating, implementing, and improving community engagement efforts so that students graduate as well-informed, engaged, and productive members of society who are fully enabled to provide leadership and service that advances the public good in their communities.

    ideas42's mission is a simple one: to use the power of behavioral science to design scalable solutions to some of society’s most difficult problems.

    The Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE), part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University, serves as a leading venue for research, resources, and advocacy on college student political learning and engagement in democratic practice.

    IssueVoter is a nonpartisan, online platform with a mission to give everyone an equal voice in our democracy, by making civic engagement accessible, efficient, & impactful.

    The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is to secure equal justice for all through the rule of law, targeting in particular the inequities confronting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities.


    Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation with those with whom we may not agree. These conversations increase understanding, reveal common ground, and sometimes even allow us to discuss possible solutions. No fancy event or skilled facilitator is needed.

    The mission of the League of Women Voters is Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy. Through its Education Fund, LWV of Maryland offers a variety of voter services to encourage the active and informed participation of citizens in government and to increase understanding of major public policy issues. LWV of Maryland represents 15 local Leagues in counties throughout the state.

    LeadMN represents 180,000 two-year college students that come to Minnesota from every corner of the world to transform their lives and their communities. Their students LeadMN by developing the leadership skills to realize their potential, see beyond what they thought was possible for personal success, and to drive community-wide change.

    March to Vote channels energy from the recent wave of marches to galvanize voter engagement and turnout. Launched in Boston, March to Vote harnesses the social media power of activists to increase awareness and excitement about voting.

    MASSPIRG Students is an independent student organization that works on issues like environmental protection, consumer protection, hunger, and homelessness, by giving students the skills and opportunities they need to practice effective citizenship.

    Mi Familia Vota integrates local organizing, strong community partnerships, leadership development, and advocacy through their voter engagement work, honing in on issues like immigration reform, education, healthcare, workers’ rights, the environment, and voter rights.

    Middlebury College seeks to create a transformative learning experience for our students, built from a strong foundation in the liberal arts. We not only inspire our undergraduates to grapple with challenging questions about themselves and the world, but we also foster the inquiry, equity, and agency necessary for them to practice ethical citizenship at home and far beyond our Vermont campus.

    Mile 22 Associates is a company dedicated to lifting up the efforts of local organizations and institutions to build a better democracy. They work to support a national network of community leaders who share the goal of modernizing their democracy, engaging first-time voters, and building a future where new voters participate at the same rate as the rest of the population.

    The Montana Public Interest Research Group (MontPIRG) worked to create positive, tangible change through educating and empowering the next generation of civic leaders.

    motivote is the peer-to-peer digital platform that makes voting fun, social and habit-forming. They harness behavioral economics to help young people hold themselves and their friends accountable for voting.

    Campus Compact of the Mountain West partners with colleges and universities in Colorado and Wyoming to develop and support civic learning and engagement for students, to connect and strengthen campus and community partnerships, and to elevate and make central educational equity as a core public good purpose of higher education.

    MPIRG is a grassroots, nonpartisan, student-directed organization that trains students and engages the community to take collective action in the public interest throughout the state of Minnesota.

    The NASPA Lead Initiative is a diverse network of member colleges and universities, committed to encouraging & highlighting the work of student affairs educators in making civic learning and democratic engagement a part of every student’s college education.

    The National Association For Equal Opportunity in Higher Education is the umbrella organization for the nation's historically and predominantly black colleges and universities. Founded in 1969, NAFEO is the only organization of its king, representing the Presidents and Chancellors of all historically and predominantly black colleges and universities.

    NCLC works to foster a new era of young leadership by empowering student leaders across the country to engage in the public discourse.

    NCPIRG Education Fund is a non-partisan group that works for consumers and for the public interest. Through research, public education and outreach, NCPIRG serves as a counterweight to the influence of powerful special interests that threaten people's health, safety or well-being.

    The Nebraska Civic Engagement Table is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan organization whose mission is to strengthen the collective impact of, and collaboration between, nonprofit 501(c)(3) community and advocacy organizations that empower the rising electorate in their state.

    New Era Colorado Foundation is a multi-issue organization committed to engaging, educating, and training a new generation of active citizens and young leaders in Colorado.

    New Voters is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works with high school student-leaders across America to help them host highly-successful non-partisan voter registration drives at their schools. In 2018, New Voters school chapters helped register over 7,000 graduating seniors, supported completely by student volunteers.

    The New York State Civic Engagement Table (NYCET) is a collaboration of over 50 c (3) organizations with a commitment to integrated voter engagement – the seamless and continuous coordination of electoral, base-building, and issue advocacy strategies – together NYCET partner organizations produce lifelong voters, develop leaders, and win on issues.

    NJPIRG Students is the largest student-run, student-funded nonprofit in the state. They work on a variety of public interest issues, from public health to civic engagement. Their students run long-term grassroots campaigns with an emphasis on developing leadership for the next generation of activists.

    North Carolina Campus Compact is a collaborative network of colleges and universities committed to educating students for civic and social responsibility, partnering with communities for positive change, and strengthening democracy.

    NUvotes is a project of Northwestern University's Center for Civic Engagement. NUVotes staff and interns speak to every incoming student, helping them to register to vote locally or back home, and to request a ballot by mail if needed.

    Ohio Campus Compact is a partnership of college and university presidents and chancellors who have committed themselves and their institutions to their communities through mutually beneficial and meaningful collaborations to create engaged citizens and vibrant communities. Ohio Campus Compact is the only organization in the state that works with every type of higher education institution.

    OpenMind is a psychology-based educational platform designed to depolarize campuses and foster mutual understanding across differences.

    The Oregon Student Association is a statewide, student-led advocacy and organizing nonprofit that works to represent, serve, and protect the collective interests of students post-secondary education in Oregon, ensuring quality education that's more affordable and accessible for all.

    For 25 years, Peace First has supported young people to change the world. Peace First offers project design tools, noncompetitive $250 mini-grants, digital mentors, and other tools & opportunities to a growing community of young activists from around the globe.

    Student Action Leadership Institute is an economic and racial justice organization with chapters on 35 campuses in 9 states, fighting in partnership with community organizations for free higher education for all. Student Action Leadership Institute is part of the People’s Action Institute family.

    Piedmont Virginia Community College offers accessible, affordable, high-quality educational programs that promote student success and community vitality.

    Planned Parenthood Generation Action Network is a network of young organizers and activists across the country who organize events on their campuses and in their communities to mobilize advocates for reproductive freedom; in addition to raising public awareness about reproductive health and rights, educating young people about sexual health, and creating lasting change in those communities.

    Project Pericles is a vibrant consortium of colleges and universities that promotes civic engagement within higher education, by encouraging faculty to incorporate civic engagement and social responsibility into their curriculums, and by empowering students to be effective advocates and leaders.

    Since 2017, PSA has been working within our community and campus to create a better educated, invested, & organized electorate.

    Rock the Vote works to engage young adults in the political process and increase access to democracy. By leveraging art, culture, and technology, Rock the Vote has helped to define the power of the youth voting bloc in American democracy.

    The Roosevelt Institute brings together thousands of thinkers and doers in order to rethink and reshape everything from local policy to federal legislation, orienting toward a new economic and political system: one built by many for the good of all.

    Civic Engagement and Service (CES) at Santa Fe College promotes community involvement and civic participation through campus-community partnerships, student leadership opportunities, service projects, volunteer networking events, public forums, and social advocacy. Through CES, students can find personalized guidance and resources to empower themselves and their community and create a more just and equitable world.

    The Scholars Strategy Network is a one-stop resource that connects journalists, policymakers, and civic leaders to America’s top scholars and their research. Together they inform news and help solve the nation’s toughest policy problems.

    Science Rising is a nationwide mobilization effort with the goal of ensuring science is front-and-center in the decision-making processes that affect us all. We launched in 2018 with a successful series of activities organized by many different groups around the country, including everything from Wikipedia edit-a-thons to candidate forums.

    SoCon Votes is a D1 Athletic Conference Championship democratic engagement program, working to support the 80,000 students in the Southern Conference to become active and engaged citizens.

    State Voices is creating a fair and just society by advancing racial equity and making their democracy more accessible, inclusive, and representative. Both nationally and in the states, they are nurturing a community of collaboration, innovation, and equity that builds the capacity of their partners and amplifies their impact.

    The New Voters Project is on campuses helping to cut through the clutter of voting, so students can make their voices heard on issues that matter to them.

    The Secular Student Alliance empowers secular students to proudly express their identity, to build welcoming communities, to promote secular values, and to set a course for lifelong activism.

    Text, Talk, Vote uses text messaging to facilitate a conversation on the importance of voting and civic engagement.

    TNCCC a local hub of nonpartisan networks in the state, dedicated to increasing political learning on college campuses by connecting with national best practices. We intentionally create the communication, organizing and convening platforms for the leaders in institutions of higher education who want to make civic learning and civic engagement central on their campuses in Tennessee.

    Turnout believes everyone should be able to access their activist potential, and that communication creates power which is why we want to create a mobile app to serve as a hub for communication between young activists, resources (like sample press releases), events (crowd-sourced) and news/content with the goal of increasing civic participation, election turnout and activism in general.

    The Center for Community Engagement at the University of Mary Washington promotes engagement in our communities through partnership, collaboration, learning, and justice. We serve as a catalyst for community engagement between UMW and our greater communities, building bridges through effective relationships that bring about student learning and positive social change.

    Up to Us is the only nationwide, campus-based campaign focused on building a sustainable economic and fiscal future for America's next generation. Across worldviews and backgrounds, Up to Us is fueled by Millennials who recognize how the nation's fiscal condition shapes their future opportunities.

    U.S. PIRG Education Fund works for consumers and the public interest. Through research, public education and outreach, they serve as counterweights to the influence of powerful special interests that threaten people's health, safety or well-being.

    The USSA is a national student-led organization, that amplifies the student voice at the local, state, and national levels by mobilizing grassroots power to win concrete victories on student issues.

    Virginia21 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunity for young people to impact Virginia state politics by providing information, crafting leaders, and coordinating political action. They are driven by a non-partisan issue agenda because they understand that issues stifling the future well being of our generation transcend party lines.

    The Virginia Civic Engagement Table strengthens and connects Virginia's forward thinking nonprofit organizations and activists, effectively acting as a hub for the larger advocacy community.

    The mission of Vote Oswego is to help members of the Oswego community make an impact in all elections by stressing the importance of political participation no matter the political affiliation; making registration fun, easy, and secure; providing personalized support; and, encouraging eligible voters to submit absentee ballots or go to the polls.

    Vote Remote is a program empowering out-of-state college students to vote via absentee ballot. We provide students with educational resources, and direct them to web tools that streamline the voter registration and absentee ballot request process.

    VoteRiders is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that provides practical assistance and information to ensure voters have the right kind of ID to vote in their state.

    Vote16USA is a national campaign, organized by Generation Citizen, that aims to support local efforts to lower the voting age to 16 on the municipal level, help start new local campaigns, and elevate the issue’s prominence on a national level.

    Voto Latino is a pioneering civic media organization that seeks to transform America through innovative digital campaigns, pop culture, and grassroots voices, to provide culturally relevant programs that engage, educate and empower Latinos to be agents of change.

    The Walk 2 Vote is a civic engagement initiative that has grown from a local campus program to a national model for student civic organizing.

    The Washington Bus is a statewide movement working to increase political access and participation for young people across Washington State, to ultimately develop the next generation of young leaders.

    For 50 years, the Washington Monthly, a small, award-winning national magazine of politics and policy based in the nation’s capital, has had outsized influence on the substance of American government. In 2005 we began publishing an annual alternative to U.S. News & World Report’s “best colleges” ranking.

    The Washington Student Association focuses on direct legislative advocacy and grassroots organizing to create change on student issues, by connecting students with state and local decision makers who impact the higher education landscape.

    Why Tuesday? is a 501(c)3 non-partisan organization founded in 2005 in honor of the 40th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. We joined together to ask a simple question: why do we vote on Tuesday? By asking that question, Why Tuesday? set out to raise awareness about America’s low voter turnout and the broken state of our voting system.

    Western Native Voice inspires Native leadership so their communities flourish through education, engagement, leadership development and public policy advocacy.

    YEF supports research and seeds solutions for youth civic engagement, in order to empower young people to be informed and engaged citizens.

    Young Invincibles is a national organization, working to engage young adults on issues, such as higher education, health care, and jobs.

    Young People For (YP4) is a national long-term leadership development program for college-aged folks, that aims to identify, engage, and empower young people who are historically left out of the leadership development pipeline to take action in their community.