The Rice University Young Democrats is comprised of undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff and community members. The club is run by student volunteers: 9 board members, 10 college representatives, 13 committee members, over 100 regular members. We are advised by our faculty sponsor, Dr. Craig Considine. We welcome all students who are interested in the Democratic Party; no matter your ideology, you’re welcome to join us at our meetings!
Our club’s mission is simple: serve as a branch of the Democratic Party’s infrastructure on our campus. We do this in a variety of ways. Specifically, the Rice Young Democrats frequently registers voters, raises awareness about upcoming elections, connects students with quality internships at non-profits and campaigns, promotes progressive activism on campus, and coordinates with local campaigns to “get out the vote.”