GVSU fosters voter engagement ahead of Michigan primary

Several buttons that read "GVSU Votes!" on a table.
Image credit - Kendra Stanley-Mills

With the Michigan primary approaching on February 27, Grand Valley’s Office of Student Life is working hard to ensure the campus community is prepared to participate. 

“Our goal is to provide good, accurate information and help students think through what their options are,” said Melissa Baker-Boosamra, associate director of student life for civic engagement & assessment.

GVSU has received national recognition for its commitment to voter engagement and was named a GOLD campus for excellence in student voter engagement by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge during the 2020 presidential election. The university’s dedication is also seen through President Philomena V. Mantella’s signature on the ALL IN Presidential Commitment to Full Student Voter Participation

In alignment with Grand Valley’s mission to empower learners in their pursuits, professions and purpose, the Office of Student Life is hosting the following events to increase student voter registration, education and turnout: 

Allendale Township Satellite Clerk’s Office: 

  • Wednesday, February 21 - Friday, February 23, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily
  • Location: Kirkhof Center Lounge

Elect Her:

  • Thursday, February 22, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Kirkhof 2204 - Pere Marquette Room

Democracy 101:

  • Wednesday, February 28, and Wednesday, March 27, 6-7 p.m.
  • Location: Mary Idema Pew Library Multipurpose Room 

Members of the GVSU community can get involved with these events and find more information about volunteer opportunities, voter registration and voting options at www.gvsu.edu/vote and www.mi.gov/vote


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