UNC Asheville Accomplishments

UNC Asheville participates in the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement. See below for our most recent reports:


Platinum Seal for voter turnout rates of 80-89%

UNC Asheville received a Platinum Medal in the 2021 ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge for voter turnout rates of 80-89 percent in the 2020 Presidential Election.

The 2020 presidential election engaged the largest and most diverse group of college students in U.S. history. UNC Asheville received the 2021 Platinum Seal – an accolade bestowed upon institutions that achieved a voting rate between 80-90% of eligible students who voted on Election Day. More than 840 institutions enrolling close to nine million students participate in the ALL IN Challenge. Read more >


UNC Asheville received a Gold Medal for voter turnout rates in the 2018 Midterm Election.

Grants received for Voter Engagement Initiatives:

  • Campus Election Engagement Project 2018 Mini-Grant
  • Campus Vote Project Party at the Polls 2018 Grant
  • Campus Election Engagement Project 2019 Mini-Grant
  • Campus Takeover 2019 Mini-Grant
  • Democracy North Carolina Get Out the Vote Primaries 2020 Mini-Grant
  • Ask Every Student Commitment Campus Award 2020

Student Fellowships:

UNCA 2020 Voting Ambassadors:

Emma Appleby, Braden Ball, Camille Hanson, Emma Hubacher, Veronica Judson, Presley Wallace, Dee Dee Weiner, Quay Whitehurst, Kennedy Young, and Abby Zimmerman.