UNCG Named “Voter Friendly Campus”

Posted on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 by Kristina Marie Gage under Home Page.


Today, UNC Greensboro received the designation of “Voter Friendly Campus.” The initiative, led by national nonpartisan organizations Campus Vote Project and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, held participating institutions accountable for planning and implementing practices that encourage their students to register and vote in the 2018 elections and in the coming years.

The mission of the Voter Friendly Campus designation is to bolster efforts that help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process. Our campus was evaluated based on a campus plan about how we would engage student voters in 2018, how we facilitated democratic engagement efforts on our campus, and a final analysis of our efforts. The designation is valid through December 2020.

As part of our effort to be designated a voter friendly campus, the Office of Leadership & Civic Engagement (OLCE) led a team of student Democracy Fellows, volunteers, and campus partners like the Student Government Association and Campus Activities and Programs to develop and carry out a election engagement plan for 2018. Key features of this fall’s plan included offering Voting 101 workshops in classrooms, developing a website with student voting information, hosting voter turnout events like Election Fest and “Donut” Forget to Vote, voter registration drives, and a social media campaign.

  • 450 students participated in a Voting 101 workshop
  • 650 students attended a voter turnout event
  • Over 500 students received non-partisan voter guides with information about what was on the ballot
  • 215 students registered to vote through our programs
  • The social media campaign resulted in 22.6K impressions in November 2018, the top tweet was an info-graphic on how to get to the polls

The institutions designated Voter Friendly Campuses represent a wide range of two-year, four-year, public, private, rural, and urban campuses.

Work with OLCE through AmeriCorps

Posted on Thursday, January 31st, 2019 by Kristina Marie Gage under Home Page.

North Carolina Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Program

Position Location: UNC Greensboro

Priority Deadline: Feb 15, 2019

Term Dates: Full year from start date of March 1, 2019 or ASAP

UNCG’s Office of Leadership & Civic Engagement (OLCE) is hiring an AmeriCorps VISTA member to engage UNCG in the fight against hunger. This NC Hunger Corps member will serve full-time with OLCE and Spartan Open Pantry to develop campus and community-based programs that provide hunger relief, nutrition education, and access to healthy food. Job duties include recruiting, managing, and training student volunteers, creating procedures for hunger-relief volunteer programs, supporting student leadership and participation in community service, creating publicity and outreach materials, coordinating hunger awareness events and national day of service events, and monitoring program data collection.
Candidates must have a college degree and cannot be full-time students. This is a great gap-year option to gain professional experience before pursuing further education or careers in related fields: human services, public health, non-profit management, higher education, student affairs, etc.

VISTA Benefits:

  • A stipend of $1025/month
  • $350/month in housing assistance
  • Paid parking pass
  • At the end of the service year, VISTA members can choose either a $6,095 Segal Education Award or $1,800 cash stipend.

To Apply: Send resume to Kristina Gage at kristina.gage@uncg.edu. Please note that the chosen candidate will need to formally apply through the AmeriCorps portal.

Learn More: http://www.elon.edu/e-web/org/nccc/VISTA/VISTA-prospective.xhtml

Questions about this position can be directed to Kristina Gage, Assistant Director for Community Engagement, at kristina.gage@uncg.edu.

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Posted on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 by Kristina Marie Gage under Home Page.

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Posted on Friday, June 7th, 2013 by admin under Home Page.

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