Colleges and Universities serve as home to many individuals that can easily go uncounted by the census given their lack of a permanent address, and some of who have just recently reached voting age and, therefore, may benefit from a little extra push to become an active participant in the democratic process.
This is where the campuses come in:
Ways to Prepare Students
- Develop educational exercises and resources for use in classes
- Here is one example of a Carleton College student project on the Census, with particular attention to how race and ethnicity are addressed on the census forms.
- Prepare students as liaisons to their own hard-to-count communities
- Get career centers equipped to help students access census jobs. www.2020census.gov/jobs
- Develop resources on how the census works
- Develop campus systems and awareness-raising for these groups