Creative Actions: Education is a Debt Sentence


Ohio Student Association canvassers and volunteers planned and executed several creative actions to educate and mobilize young voters. Average student loan debt in Ohio rose 3.5% from last year, leaving Ohio’s graduates with almost $29,000 in loans. But in our conversations with undergraduates it was clear that debt was a distant worry for many students, so fifteen of our volunteers dressed up as student zombies to be "The Walking Debt." Participants raised awareness of the debt crisis by showing passing students how "Education is a Debt Sentence." Through this work we gathered student surveys on issues like debt, tuition, and student governance.