Deacs Decide Election Engagement

Deacs Decide is a highly collaborative, campus-wide political engagement project. The program aims to raise awareness about issues at stake in the midterm election; educate the campus and Winston-Salem community; and register students, faculty, and staff to vote.

Deacs Decide offers a variety of opportunities to create relationships across difference, examine issues critical to American elections, build competencies for engaged citizenship, and experience American democracy. Students lead deliberative dialogues, campaign for candidates, participate in “teach-in” sessions with faculty, and register others to vote.

As the 2020 Election nears, check back for more information and ways to get involved.


Get Involved!

Students can engage locally in the following ways:

  • Volunteer to work on a political campaign. Do you want to learn more about politics? Are you interested in supporting a specific candidate? We are happy to connect you with local campaign work.
  • Engage with civic organizations and issue campaigns.
  • Host or co-sponsor a Black & Gold Dialogue on a political issue. The Office of Civic & Community Engagement would love to assist your organization or student group in sponsoring a dialogue.
  • Train to watch the polls on election day! Democracy North Carolina will host a training on campus for students who want to be poll monitors. More information coming so