About Us

Voter education and registration activities historically have been important undertakings of the nation’s colleges and universities. To support and enhance these civic engagement activities among students, the Washington Higher Education Secretariat launched the National Campus Voter Registration Project and Your Vote, Your Voice in 1996.

These efforts gained heightened importance in 1998 when Congress mandated that all colleges and universities make a good-faith effort to distribute voter registration forms to all degree- or certificate-seeking students attending class on campus.

Your Vote, Your Voice is the cooperative effort of 54 Washington, D.C.-based national higher education associations.

Co-chairs:

David L. Warren, Ph.D
President
National Association of Independent College and Universities
vote@naicu.edu

Mildred Garcia, Ed.D
President
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
info@aascu.org

Richard H. Ekman, Ph.D
President
Council of Independent Colleges
rekman@cic.nche.edu

Washington Secretariat Members
The National Campus Voter Registration Project and Your Vote, Your Voice are sponsored by the Washington Higher Education Secretariat — 54 associations representing all segments of the higher education community.

ACT, Inc.

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)

American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)

American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

American Council on Education (ACE)

American Dental Education Association (ADEA)

American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)

Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC)

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

Association of American Law Schools (AALS)

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Association of American Universities (AAU)

Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)

Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT)

Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)

Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA)

Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU)

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)

Association of Research Libraries (ARL)

Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU)

College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR)

The College Board

The Common Application

Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metro Area (CUMWA)

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

Council for Opportunity in Education (COE)

Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)

Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)

Council on Governmental Relations (COGR)

EDUCAUSE

ETS

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

NAFSA: Association of International Educators (NAFSA)

NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)

National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC)

National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO)

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)

National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)

National Association of System Heads (NASH)

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)

The Phi Beta Kappa Society (PBK)

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)

More information about the Washington Higher Education Secretariat is available on line at www.whes.org.