As one of the country’s top academic institutions for research and innovation, the University of
Pittsburgh has long held a commitment to civic engagement and is committed to working on a
University-wide level to create a more civically engaged institution.
Pitt Votes is housed by the Office of PittServes within the Division of Student Affairs. The
structure of the initiative includes a coalition, a committee, and a student task force.
Pitt Votes is affiliated with national partners to collaborate on our voter engagement work,
including ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, Campus Vote Project, Campus Elections
Engagement Project, and the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSVLE).
Launched in 2013, NSLVE is a service to colleges and universities interested in learning their students’ aggregate voter registration and turnout rates in national elections since 2012. With around 10 million college student records for federal elections starting in 2012, NSLVE is also a significant database for research. Learn more about NSLVE here, and check out the University of Pittsburgh’s recent NSLVE data below. We are grateful to The Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts University for all of their work that goes into NSLVE data for well over 1,000 campuses