Professor Beaumont and students lead campus to win awards for voting and democracy engagement

November 04, 2021


UC Santa Cruz is on the Washington Monthly's 2021 Best Colleges for Student Voting Honor Roll!

The campus also earned a "Platinum Seal", the highest level award from the ALLIN Campus Democracy Challenge for 2018 Campus Democratic Engagement.  

Congratulations and special thanks to Professor Beaumont and the SUA leaders!

In 2018 voter registration and GOTV plans were developed, including a college-based voter registration challenge led by SUA Prepresentatives Jessica Xu (Politics), Alice Malmberg (Politics), and Judith Guitierrez (Politics).

A new Campus Action plan was developed in 2020 with SUA student leaders Soren Whiting (Politics) and Rojina Bozorgnia (Politics and Education, Democracy & Justice) developing an on-line voter education guide and WeVOTE event. Additional work was done to get UCSC administrators and faculty to publicize those contributions, and to sign onto the non-partisan #Educator Pledge 2020 to encourage students to vote.