Campus Compact is an action-oriented coalition of colleges and universities. The Richard Guarasci and Eduardo J. Padrón Awards for Institutional Transformation recognize institution-wide efforts to address issues of public concern by aligning teaching, research, practice, and values in service of the common good. The awards are named for Richard Guarasci and Eduardo J. Padrón, higher education leaders whose efforts have transformed their institutions to contribute to the goal of full participation in our communities and our democracy.
Through these awards, Campus Compact will recognize member institutions that have undertaken comprehensive, planned efforts to advance the values articulated in our 30th Anniversary Action Statement of Presidents and Chancellors. These values include a commitment to prepare students for lives of engaged citizenship, to embrace place-based responsibilities to contribute to the health and strength of our communities, to use the full capacity of the institution to challenge social and economic inequalities that threaten our democratic future, and to undertake this work through mutually respectful partnerships.