The Rice University Young Democrats is comprised of undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff and community members. The club is run by student volunteers: 14 officers, 11 college representatives, 30 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.”