The Newman Civic Fellowship is a year-long program that recognizes and supports student public problem solvers at Campus Compact member institutions. Fellows are nominated by their president or chancellor based on their potential for public leadership and their work with communities. Throughout the fellowship year, Campus Compact provides students with opportunities to nurture their assets and help them develop strategies for social change—creating a network of connected and engaged student leaders who can support one another in making positive change.

The Newman Civic Fellowship is a great way for me to amplify my work.
- Anthony Price, Wesleyan University
The Newman Civic Fellowship is an incredible opportunity to get to know students across the nation who I otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to meet.
- Jaslin Kaur, Nassau Community College
It has made me feel like I’m tied to something bigger than just myself and the work I’m doing with those in my immediate vicinity.
- Luis Ornelas, Stanford University
This experience means more opportunity for me—a starting ground, a foundation for me to work on when I get back to my campus.
- Corry Ott, Stevenson University

Program Components

Throughout the fellowship year, Campus Compact provides Newman Civic Fellows with opportunities for learning and networking virtually and in person. Each opportunity is designed to help students learn to collaborate effectively across disciplines and to apply their skills to directly create positive change in their communities.

  • Regular virtual events focused on skill development and professional learning
  • An annual in-person Convening of Fellows, supported by The Allstate Foundation
  • One-on-one leadership development with a local mentor of their choice
  • Connection to a nationwide network of engaged student leaders, both during and after the fellowship year
  • Public national recognition
  • Special scholarship and career opportunities
  • Opportunities to present or publish work through Campus Compact

Meet the 2023-2024 Newman Civic Fellows

Read about the newest cohort of emerging civic leaders who were named as part of the 2023-2024 Newman Civic Fellowship.

Key dates

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2023-2024 Cohort

October 2022

Nomination form opens

March 1, 2023

Last day to nominate students

Early April 2023

2023-2024 cohort publicly announced

Mid-April 2023


September 2023

Fellowship begins

Fall 2023

National Convening of Newman Civic Fellows

May 2024

Fellowship ends

2022-2023 Cohort

October 26, 2021

Nomination form opens

February 1, 2022

Last day to nominate students

March 2022

2022-2023 cohort publicly announced

April 2022


September, 2022

Fellowship begins

November 2022

National Convening of Newman Civic Fellows (held in-person, if possible)

May 2023

Fellowship ends, reflections due from Fellows

More about the Fellowship

Current fellows

Learn about the student leaders who are part of our current cohort

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Nomination details

Questions? Find detailed information about Newman nominations

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Hear from past Fellows

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Supported by The Allstate Foundation

Campus Compact is proud to partner with The Allstate Foundation to offer the Newman Civic Fellowship program to our member campuses.

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