About College Democrats of Illinois

The College Democrats of Illinois are the official college outreach arm of the Democratic National Committee and are affiliated with the College Democrats of America. We focus on electing Democrats from the grassroots level up, concentrating on college campuses across Illinois. We not only canvass statewide, but we offer assistance to our neighboring states. Young voters have turned out in record numbers making a difference. We will continue to stand with our leaders, making our voices heard and supporting the President’s agenda.

CDIL Mission

As a group representing collegiate Democrats across the state, we strive to educate student populations with the Democratic agenda, and to promote advocacy in concert with those leaders furthering it.

College Democrats of Illinois Constitution


About College Democrats of America

Ever find yourself wondering about policy issues, candidates running for office, or local issues on your campus? Think you are the only person waking up at 7am to vote early on Election Day? Think you are the only college student willing to give up your evenings and weekends to volunteer on a campaign?

Well, you’re not alone. From coast-to-coast College Democrats of America members are working on their campuses to engage college students on local, state, and national races. We are the folks you might find trying to register you to vote, talk to you on campus about health insurance reform, or ask you to express your appreciation for elected officials voting to pass important pieces of legislation like the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act.

The College Democrats of America are the official youth branch of the Democratic National Committee. We are comprised of local and state chapters that are affiliates of the Democratic Party. We represent hundreds of thousands of current students and millions of young people across the country that work, volunteer, and support Democratic candidates and issues.

College Democrats of America