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Institute for Democracy & Higher Education

IDHE Report: Using Your NSLVE Reports

The Institute for Democracy & Higher Education distills some of its research knowledge, expertise, and perspectives into IDHE Reports that address pressing issues in democracy and in higher education. The reports offer valuable insights for leaders and educators who are committed to improving colleges students’ political learning and engagement.

Institutions that participate in our National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) receive detailed reports with their campus data. These 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. This report, based on surveys and conversations with multiple institutions, suggest next steps like convening dialogues, creating task forces, sharing with students, engaging faculty, and more.