RALEIGH, N.C. (November 8, 2016) – Recognizing the historic implications for tomorrow’s presidential election, members of Shaw University’s student body, fraternities and sororities and athletic teams will lead a campus-wide walk to the Chavis Park local polling location Tuesday, November 8 beginning at 11:00 a.m. from the Willie E. Gary Student Center – “The Quad”.

Students invite all members of the Shaw University campus community, including faculty, staff and citizens living in nearby areas, to make the nearly one-mile walk to the park, and to encourage the community to exercise their constitutional right to vote.

“As student leaders we are excited to activate the millennial base. We look forward to strolling to the polls as a team,” said Justice Lang, Student Government Association president.

Shaw University officials applauded the students for their valuing of the democratic process, and for leading efforts to ensure full participation of the campus community.

“Our students are showing leadership in civic responsibility and we are thrilled about this innovative example of mobilizing attention for such an important cause,” said Shaw University President Tashni-Ann Dubroy. “The university works hard to maintain its position as a community asset in the heart of downtown Raleigh, and this effort is an extension of that critical mission, in action at a poignant time.”

WHO: Students, faculty and staff of Shaw University
WHAT: Shaw University ‘Stroll to the Polls’
WHEN: Tuesday, November 8, 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: John Chavis Memorial Park

Shaw University, located in North Carolina’s vibrant Downtown Raleigh, is the first historically black institution of higher education in the Southern United States. Founded in 1865 by Dr. Henry Martin Tupper, Shaw is proud to be educating more than 1,600 students who will become the change agents of tomorrow. Under the avant garde leadership of our current president Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy, our motto is “This is E.P.I.C,” as we are committed to advancing our mission with Entrepreneurial Thinking, Positioning and Presence, Innovation, and Customer Care. Learn more at www.shawu.edu.