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The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE)

IDHE’s signature initiative, the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE), is a service to colleges and universities that provides participating institutions with tailored reports of their students’ voting rates. Launched in 2013 with 250 campuses, the study now serves more than 1,200 institutions in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to NSLVE, IDHE researches learning environments and practices of politically engaged campuses. From this line of study came the original Election Imperatives, a national report that offered practical recommendations for campus civic learning. IDHE is now higher education’s leading source of data and support for college student political learning and participation.

How would a campus best use this resource?
NSLVE reports represent an opportunity for colleges and universities to reflect and act on the institutional factors and campus climates that can affect student voting rates and political engagement more broadly. Visit our website to review resources that suggest next steps like convening dialogues, creating task forces, sharing with students, engaging faculty, and more.
Learning outcomes
– Coalition partners will be able to objectively assess student political engagement on campus. -Coalition partners will be able to gain insights into equity gaps in political participation, across categories including race/ethnicity, age, sex, and area of study.

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