In partnership with the Lumina Foundation, Campus Compact proudly introduces the Campus Compact Student Design Fellows Program, a transformative two-year fellowship experience designed to empower students and revolutionize civic leadership development.

The Student Design Fellow program is a commitment to a two-year, student-led design process. Student Design Fellows will collaborate closely with Campus Compact staff, member campuses, and national partners to shape student civic leadership development. Through extensive research, the review of existing best practices, and interviews with students and experts nationwide, fellows will actively contribute to the design and facilitation of inquiry workshops. This approach aims to foster innovative thinking and produce a strategic plan for Campus Compact's student-facing initiatives.

The Student Design Fellows Program centers around key focus areas crucial for advancing student civic leadership. These include:

  • Broadening Civic Leadership Practices: Exploring approaches to expand the scale and reach of best practices in student civic leadership development.
  • Inclusive Engagement: Elevating civic engagement opportunities for community college and minority-serving institutions to ensure inclusivity and diversity.
  • Supporting Student Activists: Addressing burnout among student activists by providing resources and creating sustainable databases for civic, student-led initiatives.
  • Student Connection Opportunities: Developing avenues for students to connect and convene, fostering a collaborative environment for shared initiatives.
  • Professional Certification: Expanding certification opportunities for students, empowering them with the skills necessary for effective civic leadership.
  • Pathways for Public Service: Exploring strategies to integrate Pathways for Public Service nationwide, creating comprehensive routes for students to engage in public service.

Two ways to get involved

Student survey

Help shape the future of student engagement by completing our brief survey to share your experiences, preferences, and vision for student leadership.

Complete the survey by 6/30
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Become an ambassador

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to consider becoming a Student Design Ambassador. Ambassadors help amplify student voices by facilitating survey distribution and organizing focus groups.

Apply by 6/30

Current Fellows

Soniy Alamdari

University of Florida

Keoni Vega

University of Virginia

Ru R

College of DuPage

Emmanuel Gómez

Pasadena City College (Winter 2024) & Long Beach State University (Spring 2024)

Jessika Crockett-Murphy

Stonehill College

Markya Reed

Morgan State University

Cyntia Roig

Miami Dade College, Brown University