With the Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Action Statement in mind, the overarching vision for Clarke University’s Civic Action Plan is to leverage and strengthen existing community partnerships to address inequity in educational access, support, and attainment in the Dubuque, IA community. With the intent to empower our students, faculty, staff, and community partners, we plan to co-create sustainable support structures that leverage content knowledge and collective capacity to address perceived or real barriers to educational attainment in ways that are mutually beneficial to the University and community partners.

This enhanced civic engagement will prepare our students to be active social agents on campus and in the community with the understanding and appreciation of their own and others’ perspectives across a range of diversities and social conditions in pursuit of the Common Good – defined as what all members of a society need to live healthy, fulfilling lives. Full achievement of our civic action plan will result in Clarke students modeling collaboration in leadership in support of Dubuque youth (K-12) and families reaching their full potential.