PVCC Earns 2021-2022 Voter Friendly Campus Designation

Charlottesville, Va. – March 18, 2021 – Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) has earned the 2021-2022 “Voter Friendly Campus” designation. This recognition signals commitment and dedication to engaging the campus community and promoting voter registration and voting as part of the PVCC mission. The designation is valid through December 2022. The Voter Friendly Campus initiative is led by national nonpartisan organizations, Campus Vote Project and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

The designation was presented to 235 colleges and universities across 37 states and the District of Columbia. The institutions represent a wide range of two-year, four-year, public, private, rural and urban campuses. PVCC is one of 26 community college designees and rounds out the list of 13 total Virginia-based higher education institutions earning the designation.

“College should be more than preparation for a career. It is preparation for a life well-lived and that should include being an informed and engaged citizen in our great democracy. PVCC takes great pride in preparing students to be active citizens who vote in elections,” shared President Frank Friedman.

The goal of the Voter Friendly Campus designation program is to bolster efforts that help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process and develop a culture of democratic engagement on campus. Campuses were evaluated on their ability to complete a three-step process, including: writing a campus plan about how they would engage student voters in 2020, facilitating voter education and engagement efforts on their campus, and writing a final analysis on their efforts.

Learn more about PVCC civic engagement and voter education initiatives at www.pvcc.edu/civic-sense. View all Campus Vote Project Voter Friendly Campus designees at www.voterfriendlycampus.org/campus-designees.

About Piedmont Virginia Community College
Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally, residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. PVCC is one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System. PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach her/his potential and excellence in all programs and services. Visit www.pvcc.edu.

 

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