Piedmont Virginia Community College Students to Host Get Out to Vote Event

Charlottesville, Va. – September 21, 2023 – Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) students are hosting a "get out to vote” event, Wednesday, October 4, from noon to 1 p.m. The event will be held in the Bolick Student Center at the main campus, located at 501 College Drive. Community members are invited to attend.

“At PVCC we are committed to student voting. November elections are just around the corner and this event is a great opportunity for students to learn more about registration, early voting and the candidates,” shared PVCC Assistant Professor of Political Science and Civic Engagement Coordinator Connie Jorgensen.

PVCC students seek to achieve a higher voter registration rate among community members and students, provide resources and tools for voter education, and ensure a higher voter turnout. The event includes voter registration, voter education and an opportunity to interact with candidates to learn more about their stances on issues impacting the region.

“Students are passionate about the issues facing our communities and they are motivated to be part of the solutions,” said PVCC President Dr. Jean Runyon.

Runyon added, “PVCC consistently receives national recognition for its civic engagement efforts to increase voter engagement and registration among students.” The College recently 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 Voter Friendly Campus initiative is led by national nonpartisan organizations, Campus Vote Project and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA).

Learn more about PVCC civic engagement and voter education initiatives at pvcc.edu/civic-sense.

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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