Eastern’s PTK Society claims 10th consecutive victory in statewide voter registration contest
WILBURTON, Okla. – Eastern Oklahoma State College’s Phi Theta Kappa honor society recently earned its 10th consecutive victory in Oklahoma Campus Compact’s statewide voter registration competition.
Members of Eastern’s Theta Pi chapter registered an additional 12.2 percent of Eastern’s in-state student population to claim victory in the small institution category. Members of Eastern’s PTK officer team were invited to accept the award at a ceremony during the Dec. 5 meeting of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
This year’s competition included 15 Oklahoma colleges and universities, and resulted in 2,374 in-state and 175 out-of-state new registered voters. This is a higher number of registrants than 2017, the most recent off-election year.
The competition is comprised of four categories based on full-time student populations. Eastern is in the DEMOCRACY category for state universities and colleges with 1-1,500 full-time-equivalent students. The runner-up for the DEMOCRACY category was Seminole State College with 8.6 percent of its students registered.
The LIBERTY category (1,501-3,000 FTE) winner was Langston University with 11.5 percent. The EQUALITY category (3,001-7,000 FTE) was East Central University with 9.4 percent of their student population. The INDEPENDENCE category (7,001-30,000 FTE) was won by the University of Oklahoma with 2.4 percent.
Campus Compact is a national coalition of nearly 1,200 colleges and universities committed to campus-based civic engagement. Oklahoma Campus Compact works with the national office to prepare students for a life of engaged citizenship through involvement in community service and learning.