Northern Illinois University is committed to developing active, engaged and informed citizens who become global leaders who work to build a better society. As such, the university is proud to participate for the first time in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, a program that seeks to enhance student involvement in voter education, registration and mobilization.
A steering committee comprised of faculty, staff, students, administrators and community members worked with dozens of additional members of the university and community to create an action plan to to achieve the following goals:
Increase the percentage of students who registered from 72.6% in 2018 to 80% in 2020.
Increase the percentage of students who voted from 50.1% in 2016 to 55% in 2020.
Surpass the mean voter turnout rate for all institutions. NIU did not meet this goal in 2016 or 2018.