With the presidential election rapidly approaching, Ithaca College has been hosting events and initiatives discussing the importance of voting and to encourage students to vote.
One such initiative is the Office of Student Affairs and Campus Life’s “Get Out the Vote” campaign, which is a series of programs and events focused on engaging students in the political process. One program is IC Votes, a partnership between the Center for Civic Engagement and Student Governance Council (SGC), aimed at increasing voting among IC’s student body.
The SGC worked together with student organizations IC Republicans and IC Democrats to create one cohesive way to spread the word on voting and get resources out to students. Using social media, they’re trying to keep students informed of important dates, depending on if they want to vote in person, by mail, or absentee ballot. IC Votes has also held watch parties for the presidential and vice-presidential debates.