Wilbur Wright College Designated a Voter Friendly Campus by NASPA and Campus Vote Project


Chicago, IL  Today, Wilbur Wright College was named a Voter Friendly Campus, one of 258 campuses in 38 states and the District of Columbia by Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The initiative recognizes institutions that have planned and implemented practices that encourage their students to register and vote in the 2022 elections and in the coming years.

The mission of the 2023 Voter Friendly Campus designation is to bolster colleges and universities’ efforts to help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process every year, not just during years featuring federal elections. Wilbur Wright College was evaluated based on a written plan for how it registered and educated student voters in 2022, as well as facilitating voter engagement efforts on campus.

“All of us at Wright are honored to be recognized as a Voter Friendly Campus,” said college president David Potash. “Increasing student registration and voting have been our priorities for years. Students, faculty and staff work together through a range of programs towards this goal. Currently Wright ranks 9th nationally of all colleges in the ALL IN to Vote challenge from the ALL in Campus Democracy Challenge and Civic Nation.”

The institutions designated Voter Friendly Campuses represent a wide range of two-year, four-year, public, private, rural, and urban campuses, collectively serving over 3.5 million students. Notably, the list of designated institutions includes 49 Minority Serving Institutions and 13 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as well as 41 Community Colleges.


Wilbur Wright College located on the northwest side of Chicago in two campuses, serves students with college credit, adult education, and continuing education classes. The main campus, designed by Chicago’s own award-winning architect Bertrand Goldberg, is located at Montrose and Narragansett and offers an integrated environment for learning and support services. The college’s satellite site, Wright College Humboldt Park, offers career and vocational training, including a NIMS-certified Computerized Numerical Control program, general education courses, adult education and continuing education courses, and student supports. Wright is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) with the second largest enrollment of Hispanic college students of all institutions of higher education in Illinois. The college is very active in the community, partnering with baccalaureate institutions, many area high schools, local businesses and community-based organizations, and other groups. Service learning and volunteering are college priorities, aligning with Wright’s Strategic Plan and commitment to equity.