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February 20 , 2006 :: College Campuses Host ‘Month of Action’ Events

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Oklahoma college students will be promoting the importance of student civic engagement throughout February and March as part of National Campus Compact’s Raise Your Voice – Month of Action and Oklahoma Campus Compact’s Vocal Oklahomans in Civic Engagement (VOICE) initiatives.

Campus organizers have planned various events and activities across the state as part of the Raise Your Voice – Month of Action and VOICE initiatives. Open forums, panels and discussions, dialogues, debates, and voter registration booths are just a few of the activities in which Oklahoma students will participate during the next several weeks. Some students will also take part in various service projects, including building homes for Habitat for Humanity and participating in the Adopt a Street project. One group will even travel to Baton Rouge, La., during Spring Break to help rebuild parts of that community damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

A complete list of participating Oklahoma institutions and events is available at www.okvoice.org.

To help support these events and activities on Oklahoma college campuses, Oklahoma Campus Compact has awarded $300 grants to five campuses: East Central University, Ada; Oklahoma City Community College; Oklahoma State University, Stillwater; Rogers State University, Claremore; and the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond.

More than 250 campuses across the country participated in Raise Your Voice – Month of Action in 2005.