In 2020, a diverse working group of faculty and staff was assembled to brainstorm new ways to engage students in voting and elections. From that group, we have created this hub of useful and reliable information surrounding voting and election processes to provide a central location for resources and answers to frequently asked questions.  

Students Voting In Person On Election Day: 
Susquehanna will be providing transportation to the two downtown (Sharon Lutheran Church located at 120 S Market St and All Saints Episcopal Church located at 129 N Market St) polling sites for students on a loop from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The van will pick up students from the main entrance of the Degenstein Campus Center. Susquehanna also will have faculty and staff volunteers on deck to walk with students to downtown polling precincts.

Voter Friendly Campus Recognition

 
At Susquehanna University we are committed to ensuring our students become involved and civically active members of the Selinsgrove community. We’re excited to announce we’ve officially been designated a Voter Friendly Campus by The Campus Vote Project and NASPA. We're eager to keep finding ways to eliminate barriers and engage our students in the democratic process. 

Visit https://www.voterfriendlycampus.org for more information about this recognition.

Register to vote online, in any state, in minutes.

Take The Pledge

Make a plan to vote and stick to it.

Studies show that you’re more likely to complete an action if you’ve already made a public commitment to it. That’s why we built this pledge — as a way for you (and your friends and family!) to maintain accountability when it comes to voting.

Not only does voting help your community, but pledging to vote helps SU, too.

Most of these events will be held via Zoom. Please reach out to Miranda Carrasquillo at carrasquillo@susqu.edu for more information. 

  • MLK Day of Teaching: The Importance of Voting Webinar - January 28 (now available on youtube) 
  • What does Unity Mean in a Democracy? - March 2
  • The Importance of Voting: Why Did MLK Fight for Everyone to have the Right to Vote? - March 30
  • First 100 Days: Are We Any Closer to Unity? - April 27

Most of these events will be held via Zoom. Please reach out to Miranda Carrasquillo at carrasquillo@susqu.edu for more information. 

  • ALV Steering Committee Weekly Meetings: Fridays at 1 p.m. via Zoom
  • ALV Student Voices: Every other Monday at 4 p.m. via Zoom
  • Peace Vigil: Monday, Nov. 2, noon. On-campus and online options for students, faculty and staff; alumni and parents are welcome to join the livestream online.
  • Spiritual Resilience ­– The Power of Gratitude: Monday, Nov. 2, 4:30 p.m. Online only.
  • Election Day: Tuesday, Nov. 3 (polling locations are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.) – Susquehanna will be providing transportation to the two downtown (Sharon Lutheran Church located at 120 S Market St and All Saints Episcopal Church located at 129 N Market St) polling sites for students on a loop from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The van will pick up students from the main entrance of the Degenstein Campus Center. Susquehanna also will have faculty and staff volunteers on deck to walk with students to downtown polling precincts.
  • Let’s Talk – Election Day: Tuesday, Nov. 3, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Online only.
  • Post-Election Dialogue panel discussion: Wednesday, Nov. 4, 4:15-5:30 p.m. On-campus and online options for students, faculty and staff.
  • The Political and Legal Implications of the Election panel discussion: Thursday, Nov. 5, 4:15-5:30 p.m. Online only.
  • Let’s Talk ­– Post-Election: Tuesday, Nov. 10, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Online only.

Downloads

I Voted Sticker

Whether you're voting by mail, you're voting early, or you're voting in person - download and share this 'I VOTED' sticker on social media.

Voting GIFs

Download our voting GIFs to share on your social media. 

Peaceful Assembly Policy

Susquehanna University permits University students to assemble and express views on campus subject to this policy, consistent with its mission and its commitment to protecting campus buildings, grounds, and facilities.

Political Activity on Campus Policy

The purpose of this policy is to provide clear guidelines for Susquehanna University faculty, staff and students as to how they might appropriately participate in the political process.

Your Guide to Voting in PA

Everything you need to know about registering to vote, mail-in ballots, and voting in-person in Pennsylvania for the 2020 election.

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Voting Resources

A compilation of helpful tips and answers to common questions about voting.

About Achieve Lead Vote

One step towards civic participation and being engaged within your community is by casting your vote in Selinsgrove! SU has begun to make pointed efforts to increase the rate of SU students who are registered to vote, and the amount of students who turn up to the polls on election day.  This is a diverse working group of faculty and staff tasked with empowering and encouraging students to register and to vote.

The Achieve Lead Vote slogan was coined by one of our students, and expands upon our campus mission/values of Achieve Lead & Serve. The group is non-partisan and continues to meet regularly.

An ALL IN Campus

Susquehanna University is now an ALL IN campus, which is a friendly competition among participating campuses. ALL IN democracy challenge incentivizes institutions of higher ed to work strategically to increase their own voter registration and turnout rates, and rewards/recognizes them for doing so.  

Contact Miranda Carrasquillo (carrasquillo@susqu.edu) with any suggestions, ideas or upcoming relevant events that you'd like added to our calendar.