Cornell College seeks to engage its students and community in the election process and in general electoral engagement. In support of Cornell’s mission to develop in students “the intellectual curiosity, creativity, and moral courage necessary for a lifetime of learning and engaged citizenship,” the college encourages student participation in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses. Throughout the election season, Cornell will seek to host numerous candidates for the presidency of the United States of America.  In this spirit, we also welcome local as well as national campaigns and political initiatives to campus. All inquires about campus visits must be arranged through the Civic Engagement Office. 


Cornell College does not endorse any candidate seeking elected office or any political party. The college does support critical thinking and analysis of political candidates by its students, faculty, and staff, and encourages them to become civically engaged in the American democratic process.

In order to schedule a visit to our beautiful campus, please contact:

Samantha Hebel, Coordinator of Civic Engagement:

Dee Ann RexRoat, Director of Marketing and Communications:

We ask that visits that are interactional in nature (commitment cards, registration requests, etc.) take place after the start of the academic year.