Loyola receives democratic engagement award for increase in student voters

Loyola University Maryland received the Silver Seal Award at the national ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Awards Ceremony for excellence in student voter engagement.

According to a study by the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement, Loyola experienced an increase in student voters from 13.9% in 2014 to 33.9% in 2018. The 20-point increase between the two election years helped Loyola receive the Silver Seal Award.

The study also showed an increase in the number of Loyola students who registered to vote from 65% in 2014 to 79.5% in 2018. An increase in the voting rate of students who registered to vote was also reported from 21.4% in 2014 to 42.6% in 2018. In-person voting and absentee ballots were the two most popular methods of voting by Loyola students in both election years.

To learn more, visit Loyola University Maryland’s website.

Source: Loyola University Maryland