Civic Engagement & Volunteerism


Pellissippi Votes: Because Your Voice Matters!

Through Pellissippi Votes, we want to encourage informed and active participation in government and encourage student civic engagement through education and advocacy. Pellissippi State never supports or opposes candidates, political parties, or political positions. #allin4democracy

Read the Pellissippi Votes plan (PDF)


Pellissippi State Community College  is one of over 231 campuses in 37 states and the District of Columbia designated as a “Voter Friendly Campus.” The initiative, led by national nonpartisan organizations Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project (CVP) and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, held participating institutions accountable for planning and implementing practices that encourage their students to register and vote in 2020 elections and in the coming years.

The mission of the Voter Friendly Campus designation is to bolster efforts that help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process. Our campus was evaluated based on a campus plan about how we would register, educate, and turnout student voters in 2020, how we facilitated voter engagement efforts on our campus, and a final analysis of our efforts- all in the face of the upheaval caused by a global pandemic. The designation is valid through December 2022. 

Read our Pellissippi Votes 2021 report here.


You can always register vote, even if election day is months away! Check out Pellissippi Votes to learn more and sign up!



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