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, co-led by the Alliance for Youth Organizing and the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition, provides specialized resources and support to college campuses through toolkits, webinars, and mini grants. Student organizations, campus offices, and community organizations are all welcome to partner and receive resources.

Fill out the Civic Holidays partner form and be sure to click “Yes” when asked if you are organizing on a college campus & if you want to be part of Campus Takeover! 


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. 

Mini Grants

In order to scale and support the civic education work on campuses, grants from the Alliance for Youth Organizing will be available to eligible student organizations and off-campus partners hosting Campus Takeover events forthe following Civic Holidays: National Voter Registration Day, National Voter Education Week, and Vote Early Day. Grants ranging from $100 – $500 will be awarded based on which Civic Holidays you plan to organize an event for, scale of the applicant’s event or efforts, creative strategies and tactics to increase engagement, collaboration with other organizations, and need.

Sign up as a partner and we will be in touch about how to apply for a Campus Takeover Mini Grant. Mini Grant applications are due August 29th! 

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

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Campus Takeover is made possible by the Alliance for Youth Organizing and the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition.