Every ten years, the U.S. conducts a census to count EVERYONE. Help us make UTEP count!
- Your information is confidential and protected by law
- It's about fair political representation
- It's about community service for a better quality of life
- The United States Constitution requires the population in the United States to be counted every 10 years.
About the Process
- In 2020, the census will implement new technology to make it easier than ever to respond to the census.
- When it is time to respond, most households will receive an invitation in the mail inviting them to respond online or with a paper questionnaire.
- For the first time, you will be able to respond online, by phone, as well as by mail. The census will use the data that the public has already provided to reduce follow-up visits.
- Less than 1% of households are counted in person by a census taker in remote areas such as parts of Maine, remote Alaska, and in select American Indian areas.
- All of the information provided to the census is confidential and safe.
Why it Matters
Federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race and other factors. Your community benefits the most when the census counts everyone. When you respond to the census, you help your community gets its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other resources based on census data. Furthermore, this is a historic moment in U.S history since we will be having a Census and a Presidential Election happening within the same year.
If you are aware on how the Census will affect you, your family and your community please fill out this form. The information you provide here will be shared to those who are on our email list, however, if you wish to be anonymous please specify in the comment box within the form. Click on the above title to be redirected to the online form.
- Creatives for the Count
- February 12, 2020
- UGLC 202 Gaia Lab
- 5:30 pm -7:30 pm
- Census Summit
- March 11, 2020
- TRCC Union East 3rd floor
- 8:00 am -1:00 pm
- March 11, 2020
- Census Day Kick Off
- April 1, 2020
- Centennial Plaza
- 9:00 am -2:00 pm
- April 1, 2020
- Tabling Events
- January 2020: The Census Bureau begins counting the population in remote Alaska
- March 12: Census starts live online
- April 1st: every household will receive invitation through the mail
- April 2020: Census takers begin visiting college student who live on campus, people living in senior centers and others who live among large groups of people.
- May 2020: Census takers begin visiting homes that haven’t responded to the 2020 Census to make sure everyone is counted.
- December 2020: Apportionment counts sent to the President and Congress.
- Azuri Gonzalez-Center for Community Engagement Director
- Jennifer Lujan-Center for Community Engagement Assistant Director
- Christina Ayala-Center for Community Engagement Community Engagement Administrative Assistant II
- Landy Mendiola-Center for Community Engagement Graduate Assistant
- Alejandro Garcia Cordero-Center for Community Engagement Undergraduate Assistant
- Paulina Lopez-Census Bureau Senior Partnership Specialist
- Ricardo Cerros-Census Bureau Partnership Specialist
- Dr. Maria Cristina Morales-Associate Dean of Research for Liberal Arts
- Teresa Sotelo-Border Network for Human Rights Representative
- Jessica Martinez-SGA President
- Matthew Garcia-SGA Senator-at-Large
- Isaiah Iturralde-SGA Collegiate Senator of Liberal Arts
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff and supervisory staff.
Our Census Ambassadors Program offers students the opportunity to learn about the Census, how they can promote it and provides them the skills necessary to properly engage in the community. Through our Service Learning Program at the Center for Community Engagement we recruit volunteers to participate and assist with the events we have planned for the Spring 2020 semester. As Census Day approaches we need more and more volunteers to help us promote this historic once in a decade event.
For a Census Ambassador to efficiently and effectively promote the Census they must first attend a MANDATORY 1 hour training Session. There will be 2 scheduled training sessions at the beginning of the Spring semester. During these sessions the Census Ambassadors will learn everything they need to promote the upcoming 2020 Census. We will also be providing them with the resources necessary to do so. After the training sessions, we will be providing additional information for any events the Steering Complete Count Committee schedules.
Join the Center for Community Engagement and the Census Bureau during our efforts in promoting the 2020 Census on campus. During Spring 2020 we have many events planned and we will coordinate many more. If you want to be a part of this historic once a decade event, please fill out this form. Click on the above title to be redirected to the online form.
Want to learn about the Census, be notified about upcoming events and learn about someone else's experience with the Census? If the answer is yes, please sign up to our email list. You will be receiving information regarding the Census, so when the time comes you are well informed and prepared to fill it out. Click on the above title to be redirected to the online form. Remember #EVERYMINERCOUNTS
Service Learning students who are interested in fulfilling hours required by your class please respond to the Census Project on The Cue. Once you do so we will schedule your Census 101 training session. Click on the above title to be redirected to The Cue.