Civic Holidays


Campus Takeover is a nation-wide effort to mobilize students around elections and to create a culture of civic engagement on college campuses during the Civic Holidays.

Campus Takeover focuses on college and university campuses because they are natural hubs for student engagement. By centering our efforts on campuses, we are able to help students realize their identities as voters, remove common barriers from civic engagement, and create a culture of voting and non-partisan civic engagement on campuses that students are likely to carry with them long after they graduate.

The Campus Takeover team, led by the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition and created in partnership with the Alliance for Youth Organizing,  provides specialized resources and support to college campuses through toolkits, webinars, and more! Student organizations, campus offices, and community organizations are all welcome to partner and receive resources.


Each of these toolkits provides campuses and organizations with a step-by-step guide for how to run a successful Civic Holiday event on your college campus. Toolkits include resources and strategies for planning your event, recruiting volunteers, communications, event execution, and so much more. 

Nonpartisan Messaging Guide

The past few years have seen a disturbing rise in partisan attacks on fundamental democratic rights. Standing up to these attacks is vital, but doing so while remaining nonpartisan can be tricky. Use the Voting Access Isn’t Partisan Messaging Guide to craft forceful, nonpartisan messaging in support of your right to vote.

Local Elections Messaging and Activations Guide

Use this guide developed by the Students Learn Students Vote (SLSV) Coalition to help you convey key messages to students about the importance and impact of participating in state and local elections, to find resources for gaining funding support and media coverage, and to inspire ideas for educational and outreach programming. 

The Campus Takeover program is run in partnership with the major Civic Holidays:

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Campus Takeover is made possible the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition.