JOIN THE COALITION

The SLSV Coalition is the national hub and the largest nonpartisan network in the country of campus, nonprofit, community, student, and philanthropic leaders who helping student voters get more involved in our democracy. We support campuses by facilitating collaborations across national, state, and local organizations, coordinating national programs and campaigns, and distributing resources that go directly to local leaders in their communities.  

Attendees of the 2023 National Student Vote Summit
Staff members for Common Cause and Voto Latino

Since 2016, Coalition partners have transformed the student democratic engagement landscape, helping the college student voting rate increase twice as fast as the overall population over the last two presidential elections, reaching a historic 66% in 2020. And our movement has only grown from there.

By joining the SLSV Coalition as a partner, you immediately get access to resources, connections, strategic direction, and funding (as available) to support your #StudentVote efforts.

It’s free to join and we encourage you to continue reading to learn about eligibility, benefits, and commitments.

The SLSV Coalition welcomes partners whose mission and/or scope of work aims to build a more representative and equitable democracy by increasing college student voter participation and engagement in our democratic processes.

We specifically encourage campuses, student organizations501(c)3 nonprofit organizationslocal community groupsnonpartisan local offices and officials involved in election administration, and philanthropic partners to participate.

While our programming and framework are specifically geared toward supporting organizations and campuses, individuals may also participate in the SLSV Coalition.

SLSV Coalition partners cannot be affiliated with a partisan organization or political party. If a partner is a nonprofit, it must have 501c(3) status. Organizations with 501(c)4 status are not allowed to join the SLSV Coalition.

Staff member for Science Rising

Benefits

  • Early access to Coalition-created resources, tools, and templates, with opportunities for coaching and direct support.
     
  • Co-create relevant resources with other members of the #StudentVote community and share them with our entire Coalition. (What is considered a relevant resource?)
     
  • Attend trainings on relevant resources, strategies, and tactics led by SLSV Coalition partners. 
  • Listed in the SLSV Partner Directory and recognized as a partner in the nation’s largest nonpartisan network dedicated to increasing student voter participation.

  • Invited to our Monthly Coalition Meetings, where you can learn about new resources, share knowledge, get updates from SLSV Working Groups, and network with other partners.

  • Opportunities to lead or join SLSV Working Groups where you can work directly with various SLSV Coalition partners and stakeholders to center our guiding principles and advance our collective mission.

  • Connect with fellowships, internships, job opportunities, and other leadership opportunities throughout the broader #StudentVote movement.

  • Collaborate with leaders across the country through our Slack Space,, and other virtual or in-person gatherings.

  • Opportunity to attend our annual National Student Vote Summit.
  • Strategize with the SLSV Coalition to support partner alignment with the larger #StudentVote movement.
     
  • Apply for and sit on the SLSV Advisory Board, which determines subgrants, sets annual goals, and drives the direction of the #StudentVote movement.
  • Apply for SLSV funding as it is made available.
Staff from Student PIRGs, Andrew Goodman Foundation, and Unify America mingle at the 2023 National Student Vote Summit

commitments

Requirements to join the SLSV Coalition

Members or potential partners are expected to attend a session that provides comprehensive information about the SLSV Coalition, ensuring a clear understanding of its scope and objectives.

After the Informational Session, interested groups are required to fill out the New Partner Onboarding Form. This form includes points of contact, contributes to your organization’s Partner Directory page, and provides essential details about the partner’s work. This process ensures that the coalition has updated and relevant information about its partners.

Partners are responsible for actively communicating any changes in points of contact to the SLSV Coalition. This ensures that the coalition has accurate and current information about individuals involved in partner organizations.

Similarly, partners are expected to provide regular updates on which campuses they actively have a presence on. This ensures that the coalition has an up-to-date understanding of the number and nature of campuses involved in implementing the SLSV Checklist.

Additional Commitments

Partners express their agreement and support for the overarching goals and values of the SLSV Coalition.

Organizational partners pledge to encourage and increase the number of campuses implementing the SLSV Checklist. This involves working with students, staff, and faculty to support their efforts in executing the checklist.

Partners agree to contribute to the achievement of the SLSV Coalition’s annual priorities, working in collaboration with partners nationwide.

Partners acknowledge that the SLSV Coalition is a collaborative and supportive space, and members commit to working together with other coalition partners.

Partners commit to making a good faith effort to attend at least one monthly meeting each quarter to stay informed and engaged with coalition activities.

Partners commit to actively participating in one or more of the SLSV Working Groups, which may focus on specific areas or initiatives within the coalition.

Partners commit to taking part in one or more Civic Holidays every year, which align with the coalition’s mission and objectives.

Partners agree to maintain a nonpartisan stance in activities associated with the SLSV Coalition, indicating a commitment to impartiality and avoiding political bias.

Attend an upcoming Informational Session to see if joining the SLSV Coalition is right for you!

19 July 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Information about the SLSV Coalition for potential new partners, existing partners, and individuals that want to learn more about the Coalition's work. Register here!

02 August 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Information about the SLSV Coalition for potential new partners, existing partners, and individuals that want to learn more about the Coalition's work. Register here!

16 August 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Information about the SLSV Coalition for potential new partners, existing partners, and individuals that want to learn more about the Coalition's work. Register here!

06 September 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Information about the SLSV Coalition for potential new partners, existing partners, and individuals that want to learn more about the Coalition's work. Register here!

20 September 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Information about the SLSV Coalition for potential new partners, existing partners, and individuals that want to learn more about the Coalition's work. Register here!

04 October 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Information about the SLSV Coalition for potential new partners, existing partners, and individuals that want to learn more about the Coalition's work. Register here!