Bethany worked to create a campus culture at Ohio State in which students were engaged in politics and policy at all levels of government. She helped students realize the impact political decisions have on their lives and get them out to vote and have their voices heard in the political process. Acknowledging the importance of getting her university administration to acknowledge the importance of fostering civic engagement and creating an atmosphere that encourages voting and welcomes all types of political discourse, she worked to create organizational networks and institutional support to make voter registration, education, and mobilization a habitual and natural responsibility of student organizations and university programs.