The Students Learn Students Vote (SLSV) Coalition is the national hub & largest nonpartisan network in the country dedicated to increasing student voter participation
The Students Learn Students Vote (SLSV) Coalition is made up of campus, nonprofit, community, student, and philanthropic leaders who help student voters get more involved in our democracy. We act as their central nervous system, leading collaborations across organizations while coordinating national programs and campaigns, and distributing resources that go directly to organizers on the ground.
WHY THE #STUDENTVOTE?
New voters often cite psychological and knowledge barriers around processes and “not knowing enough” about candidates or issues, as reasons for shying away from voting, leading them to determine that it’s better to sit out than to make a mistake. Students need accessible, accurate information from trusted sources in their own communities. Together we help student voters navigate their uncertainty about the electoral process.
By providing funding, resources, connections, and strategic direction, like the planning structure set up by the SLSV Checklist, we help campus and local leaders plan and deploy best practices to serve their students’ needs.
SLSV Coalition partners commit to promoting the SLSV Checklist, a four-step process for institutionalizing student voting engagement for the long term. We start with a simple premise grounded in trust, not transaction: local leaders who know their campus best, who are committed to their specific place, and who have access to local social networks are best positioned and most culturally equipped to drive dramatic and sustainable increases in voter participation, learning, and growth over time. Check out the SLSV Checklist to learn about the four elements of institutionalizing student democratic engagement: lead, engage, assess & plan.
Get started with the #studentVote
Whether you are just getting started in nonpartisan student democratic engagement or you are a veteran student voting partner, use these navigation tools to take your work to the next level. Here you can navigate Coalition partners and partner-created resources, and find tailored next steps using our #StudentVote Starter Packs.
check out our work
As the national hub for student voting, we provide infrastructure and support institutionalization at the campus level to address the most pressing voting issues faced by students. Check out our programs and mobilizations to see how we are supporting local leaders' efforts to address a variety of student voting needs.
Join the coalition
SLSV Coalition partners receive funding, resources, connections, and strategic direction. Are you interested in learning more about the SLSV Coalition and possibly becoming a partner? Join one of our informational sessions to learn more about our work and how to get started in the Coalition.