MTSU Teaches More...Including Being Involved Citizens!

Nov 30, 2023 at 03:24 pm by WGNS

Middle Tennessee State University President Sidney A. McPhee, right, watches as Secretary of State Tre Hargett, left, presents Michai Mosby, MTSU Student Government Association president, with the Tennessee College Voter Registration Competition Award at a luncheon held Nov. 28, 2023. It marked the university’s third straight win in the four-year public university category in the friendly annual competition. (MTSU photo by J. Intintoli)

(MURFREESBORO) For the third consecutive year, Secretary of State Tre Hargett presented MTSU tops in the annual Tennessee College Voter Registration Competition, four-year public school category. 

Hargett noted, “The continued commitment of MTSU students to register their fellow students to vote is evident by their work to earn the top spot in the competition for a third time. The first step to making your voice heard on Election Day is registering to vote. I hope the newly registered Blue Raiders put their voter registrations to use by becoming lifelong voters.” 


President McPhee said, “I’ve always said that MTSU has I think some of the greatest, most informed and most engaged students in the state of Tennessee,” McPhee told those in attendance. “We are so proud and congratulations to all of you for the great work you’ve done.”

McPhee and Mosby were joined by history professor Mary A. Evins, coordinator for the campus chapter of the American Democracy Project, and student members of the organization, as well as Rutherford County Administrator of Elections Alan Farley.

The Secretary of State’s 2023 Tennessee College Voter Registration Competition was held during National Voter Registration Month in September. Thirty-eight of Tennessee’s two- and four-year colleges, universities and technical colleges across the state participated in this year’s contest.

Winners were selected based on points earned by registering students to vote, creating a voter registration campaign for their campus and promoting voter registration on social media using #GoVoteTN along with their campus-specific hashtag.

Hargett said he has been impressed with MTSU students’ civic engagement since he visited campus during Constitution Day activities in 2018.


In addition to Middle Tennessee State University, TCAT Pulaski won in the Tennessee College of Applied Technology category, Cumberland University earned the top spot in the private school category and Pellissippi State Community College won in the two-year community college category in this year’s competition.

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