Our Mission

Hawk the Vote is a nonpartisan organization working to engage the Hawkeye community in conversations surrounding civic engagement, voter registration and education. As an organization, Hawk the Vote believes that consistent political involvement is imperative to sustain a strong democracy. Through a variety of interactive programming initiatives, Hawk the Vote seeks to increase the number of Hawkeyes who vote in local, state and federal elections. 

HTV voter registration tabling event


Hawk The Vote was started in 2018 by an undergraduate student alongside the University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government. In 2019, Hawk The Vote was adopted as an official group under the Office of Leadership, Service, and Civic Engagement and registered as an offical student organization in 2023.