PVCC Earns 2023-2024 Voter Friendly Campus Designation
Charlottesville, Va. – March 30, 2023 – Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) has earned the 2023-2024 “Voter Friendly Campus” designation, which highlights 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 2024. The Voter Friendly Campus initiative is led by national nonpartisan organizations, Campus Vote Project and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.
The Voter Friendly Campus designation was presented to 258 colleges and universities that include a wide range of two-year, four-year, public, private, rural and urban campuses that collectively serve over 3.5 million students. PVCC is one of 41 community college designees making the roster and one of only two community colleges of the 14 Virginia-based higher education institutions earning the designation.
PVCC President Jean Runyon shared, “Students are passionate about the issues facing our communities and world today, and they are motivated to be part of the solutions. We strive to prepare students to be engaged participants in our democracy.” Runyon added, “We are honored to be named a “Voter Friendly Campus” for a fourth time.”
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 pvcc.edu.
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