Reasons to Join
- Sharing learning and impact
Our members fulfill their public purposes by educating students for informed and responsible citizenship, advancing research to address public challenges of all kinds, and building local communities through partnerships and institutional action. Through the Compact network, institutions gain valuable information about how their peers are creating impact on student civic learning and community goals and have the opportunity to share efforts of their own. More than 1000 colleges and universities working together can advance the public good in ways no institution can alone.
Comprehensive engagement planning support
Campus Compact provides training and resources for institutions working to leverage existing community and campus assets for maximum impact on shared campus and community goals. This includes our Campus Civic Action Planning initiative, knowledge hubs focused on specific areas for exploration, access to coaches and individualized planning assistance, and funding through projects focused on specific aspects of campus action.
Support for community-based teaching and research
Opportunities for student civic learning
Professional development and networking
Hands-on technical assistance
Visibility for the role of higher education in delivering public value
Campus Compact serves as a national megaphone to raise awareness about the civic mission and public purposes of higher education. Our national, state, and regional staff work with leaders in the public, private, philanthropic, and citizen sectors to share information about the impact of engaged teaching and research and the role of colleges and universities anchor institutions. We connect with communications and assessment staff on campus to bring data and stories to traditional and new media.