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October 7, 2005 :: Enrollment Continues Near Record Levels

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When it comes to registering students to vote, Oklahoma Christian University is tops in the state – again.

Officials with Oklahoma Campus Compact announced today that Oklahoma Christian has won the annual VOICE (Vocal Oklahomans in Civic Engagement) Voter Registration Contest for the second straight year. The Oklahoma City-based university registered 201 of its students during the two-day contest Sept. 28-29. The total represents 11 percent of Oklahoma Christian’s entire student body.

Oklahoma Campus Compact will present Oklahoma Christian with the 2005 Voter Registration Champion banner during a major campus event this semester.

All together, 21 college campuses across the state registered 1,435 new student voters during the event. Eastern Oklahoma State College, Wilburton, finished in second place by registering 159 students, while the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, placed third by registering 62 students.

The winning campus is selected based on the percentage of students registered in comparison to total campus enrollment.

This marked the third consecutive year that Oklahoma Campus Compact sponsored the VOICE Voter Registration Contest.

Established in 2000, part of Oklahoma Campus Compact’s mission is to increase student civic engagement on Oklahoma college campuses.