Independence Community College has been designated a voter-friendly campus for 2023-2024 by NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project.
This designation recognizes ICC among 258 colleges and universities across 38 states and Washington, D.C., committed to voter registration, education, and turnout as part of their institutional mission. ICC is one of three institutions in the state of Kansas with this recognition.
“Providing education to our students about voter engagement and overall democratic engagement is incredibly important,” said David Adams, Vice President for Student Affairs. “We are proud to be recognized with this distinction, again this year.”
The Voter Friendly Campus program is designed to help institutions address the many challenges preventing college students from participating in the political process and foster a culture of democratic engagement on their campuses, including in years without a national election.
Institutions were evaluated on their ability to complete a multi-step process, which included engaging students, faculty, staff, community organizations, and local election officials to develop a written plan for how the campus community would engage student voters in 2022, as well as facilitate voter education and engagement efforts on campus.
The designation is valid through December 2024.