Posted: 11/16/22

TAMIU Recognized Among 2022 ALL IN Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting


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Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) is one of 394 colleges and universities recognized for its efforts to increase nonpartisan democratic engagement in the 2022 election.

TAMIU was recognized by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN) as a 2022 ALL IN Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting. The ALL IN Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting recognizes colleges and universities for making intentional efforts to increase student voter participation. TAMIU joins colleges and universities recognized by ALL IN for completing four actions:

Participating in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge; sharing2020 NSLVE Reports with campus voting data with ALL IN; developing and submitting a 2022 democratic engagement action plan with ALL IN, and having a current signatory to ALL IN’s Higher Education Presidents’ Commitment to Full Student Voter Participation.

TAMIU president Dr. Pablo Arenaz applauded the TAMIU students’ efforts and initiative and adherence to the University’s driving values.

“So often, students are mistakenly considered to not be engaged in voter participation.  That has not been our experience as TAMIU students have been at the forefront of driving bipartisan awareness to help successfully increase student voter participation here. This is part of our values and commitment to students’ experiential learning, citizenship, collaboration, and leadership. This recognition has been secured through their efforts, hard work, and initiative, and we are tremendously proud of them all,” Dr. Arenaz said. 

Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge executive director, concurred and said students are driving voter turnout nationally. 

“College student voter turnout has increased since 2016, and this increase has been driven by students. The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge is excited to expand our ALL IN Student Voting Honor Roll to recognize these student voting champions across the country,” she said, “These students registered voters, served on their campus voting coalitions, spearheaded voter education efforts, advocated for campus polling locations and organized other voter engagement efforts to ensure their peers were confident and informed voters. We are excited to see what they continue to accomplish.”

The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge empowers colleges and universities to achieve excellence in nonpartisan student democratic engagement. Campuses that join the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge complete a set of action items, with the support of ALL IN Challenge staff, to institutionalize nonpartisan civic learning, political engagement, and voter participation on their campus. The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge currently engages over 9 million students from more than 950 institutions in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

For additional information on student engagement at TAMIU, contact the TAMIU Office of Student Orientation, Leadership, and Engagement (SOLE) at sole@tamiiu.edu, phone 956.326.2280, or visit offices in the Student Center, Suite 224.