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Multitude of voter engagement efforts underway at Stritch

The Stritch Student Affairs team has coordinated multiple voter engagement efforts on campus during the Fall semester. Here’s a summary of the activities:

Staff members developed a partnership with the Campus Vote Project (CVP) to help create nonpartisan content and resources for students. A Stritch student is serving as a Democracy Fellow with CVP this semester and is participating in planning sessions for activities.

The University was awarded a grant through the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP). Funding made several campus events possible, including: hosting Presidential and Vice-Presidential debates viewings; button-making, t-shirt giveaways, and sticker design competition. Funds will cover costs associated with transporting students to and from the polling sites on Election Day. CEEP is also funding a student fellow this semester who has also been assisting our engagement efforts. Thanks to Senior Coordinator of Student Activities & Leadership Matt Weiss for coordinating the activities related to the grant.

Staff from Multicultural Programs hosted a livestream event with the League of Women Voters on the importance of the Latinx vote in Milwaukee as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. You can watch the event here. We have continued to partner with the organization to share supplies and resources and to make student connections. As a result of the relationship, Milwaukee PBS interviewed members of the Stritch Latinx community on the importance of voting, particularly members of Gen Z. That interview will air on the Milwaukee PBS Vote Preview, Thursday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m. on WMVS Channel 10. Thanks to Multicultural Program Coordinator Andy Reza for strengthening these community connections.

Residence Life staff has continued regular outreach and conversations with leaders of local municipalities. Fun fact - Stritch students who live on campus actually reside the Village of Fox Point (Clare Hall residents) OR the City of Glendale (Assisi Hall residents). Thanks to Residence Life Coordinator Glo Konieczny for continuing our positive working relationships with local leaders.

Stritch is participating in the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement to help with assessment of our voter engagement efforts. We should receive the first report and analysis in the spring.

Have questions about voting in Wisconsin? Visit the MyVote page.