The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge empowers colleges and universities to achieve excellence in nonpartisan student democratic engagement.

 At ALL IN, we believe higher education should play a role in developing an active and informed citizenry by educating students, motivating them to engage in American democracy, and instilling the value of lifelong participation. Through an intentionally designed program — which provides incentive, structure, and accountability — this national, nonpartisan initiative inspires, supports, and celebrates colleges and universities working to improve civic learning, political engagement, and voter participation.


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“The ALL IN Democracy Challenge has tapped into the essence of what drives most student-athletes, competition, all while raising awareness and support to help increase student voter engagement. Conference USA administrators, coaches and student-athletes strive for excellence in everything that they do, and democratic engagement is no different. The partnership between Conference USA and the ALL IN Democracy Challenge has invigorated a deep desire to make the same impact at the polls as we make on the field. We look forward to our continued partnership and the growth of engagement across the entire conference.”

Scott Hays

Chief of Staff/General Counsel, Conference USA
“The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge has been a truly great partner in helping us to expand voter registration and nonpartisan engagement among our college students across New Jersey. Our combined efforts in conducting the Department of State’s annual NJ Ballot Bowl competition along with the ALL IN NJ Campus Voting Challenge enable us to fulfill a critical core mission – promoting nonpartisan civic engagement through voting, particularly among our college student voters.”

Tahesha Way

Secretary of State of New Jersey

The Michigan Department of State has partnered with the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge since 2019 on the nonpartisan Michigan Collegiate Voting Challenge, which provides support and recognition to Michigan colleges and universities to increase student voter engagement. Through our partnership with ALL IN, we’ve been able to provide nonpartisan voter engagement support and tools as well as trusted election information to Michigan institutions. Since the launch of the Michigan Collegiate Voting Challenge, our engagement with campuses, through efforts like the Michigan Collegiate Student Voting Task Force, has continued to increase each year.”

Jocelyn Benson

Secretary of State of Michigan

“Partnering with the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge on the nonpartisan Pennsylvania Campus Voting Challenge has been instrumental in increasing engagement with and support of colleges and universities across the Commonwealth. ALL IN provides valuable resources and capacity, while creating opportunities for our department to connect with Pennsylvania institutions and share trusted information about elections. Our engagement with Pennsylvania campuses has increased as a result of partnering with ALL IN, and we look forward to our continued partnership.”

Leigh Chapman

Secretary of the Commonwealth

“Among the many things colleges and universities do, perhaps the most important is preparing our students to take their places as thoughtful, informed, questioning participants in our democracy. What the ALL IN Challenge will do is help ensure civic engagement is a meaningful and permanent part of our campus culture.”

Richard Guarasci

President, Wagner College

“The ALL IN Challenge gave us a reason to coordinate around campus, to think more deliberately about the many voting-related programs and activities, and develop an integrated plan.”

Deborah Cours

Professor & Director of Community Engagement, California State University Northridge

“Being part of the ALL IN Challenge motivated us to become more strategic in our civic engagement efforts and include more people from across the campus in a team that now meets regularly to support and promote civic engagement activities at UMSL.”

Patricia Zahn

Director of Community Outreach & Engagement, University of Missouri-Saint Louis

“Working on the challenge has encouraged us to collaborate more closely with peers on campus to encourage voter registration and turnout out, as well as voter education. I appreciate that push.”

Betsy Shimberg

Director Of Student Development, Brown University

“By joining the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, we are encouraging our students to use their voices in the electoral process. But even more, we hope that during their years in college, they will cultivate a practice of being engaged in their communities and beyond, so that once they graduate they will be lifelong responsible citizens.”

Dr. Ann Collins

Associate Professor Of Political Science, McKendree University

ALL IN is generously supported by

and Kohlberg Philanthropy