In April 2016, Fr. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., President of Providence College, signed the Campus Compact Thirtieth Anniversary Action Statement, triggering a process whereby the campus would inventory, analyze, and summarize our efforts to achieve the statement's goals and commitments and what needs to be done in the future to strengthen these commitments. Fr. Shanley and Provost Hugh Lena appointed a campuswide committee to draft a campus civic action plan, in accordance with the promise that followed his signing (see Appendices A & B).

The Action Statement contains five commitments, three of which we have chosen to highlight in this plan, laying out where Providence College exhibits strength in already meeting the Statement's goals, where there might be additional opportunities to engage the campus in the larger community, and what recommendations can be made for reaching even higher aspirations for campus-community partnerships and progress.