For 35 years, Campus Compact has been supporting colleges and universities to educate people for active and informed participation in our democracy and our communities. As a Campus Compact member, we will connect you to tools, resources, and opportunities you need to fulfill this mission.
Reasons to Join
Build relationships and share learning
We are a coalition for a reason; together we can advance the public good in ways no one institution can alone. Through the Compact network, you can gain valuable information from those working in similar contexts and institutions—and share your own work.
- Campus Compact Affinity Networks offer networking and collaboration opportunities with other members working in similar contexts
- Communities of Practice convene throughout the year around a variety of topics, including our core competency areas
- Biennial National Conference provides opportunities to present your work on a national stage, share ideas, and learn from other members
- Wide variety of opportunities to take leadership roles in our programs as facilitators, reviewers, fellows, and more
Discover resources to form powerful campus-community partnerships
We provide training and resources that will help you leverage existing community and campus assets to achieve maximum impact on your shared goals.
- Campus Civic Action Planning initiative to help you align teaching, research, and institutional practice with values.
- Knowledge hubs, curated by experts, offer a wide range of vetted resources that provide a thorough overview of specific content areas.
- Access to expert coaching and individualized planning assistance.
- Full- and part-time AmeriCorps members to increase the capacity of your institution and community partners.
Access engaged teaching resources
We offer ongoing support for faculty community-based teaching and research through a comprehensive set of resources and learning opportunities.
- Syllabus library offering examples of community-based courses
- The Research University Engaged Scholarship Toolkit
- Publications focused on course construction, department-level alignment, assessment, and more
- Fusion Program for engaged teaching in online and hybrid courses
Support student civic learning and leadership
Our network offers a variety of opportunities for students to be recognized for their work in building stronger communities and opportunities for them to grow, learn, and contribute to public problem-solving.
- Newman Civic Fellowship program to recognize outstanding student civic leaders and help them develop strategies for social change
- Education for Democracy initiative supports student civic learning in deliberative dialogue, media literacy, political participation, and more
- Resources for developing civic skills and building democratic campus cultures
- Student AmeriCorps and nonprofit summer internship opportunities
Build your career in higher education community engagement
Our national network provides ongoing professional development for faculty, staff, and administrators who are involved in civic and community engagement on campus.
- Community Engagement Professional Credentialing program
- Communities of Practice for professionals at different stages of their careers
- National Webinar Series provides consistent learning opportunities each year for faculty, staff, students, and community partners
Amplify higher education’s role in delivering public value—and your part in it
We are proud to serve as a national megaphone to raise awareness about the public purposes of higher education.
- Compact Nation Podcast highlights innovative work and leaders in the field
- Our monthly newsletters compile opportunities and resources relevant to members
- Regular blog posts that celebrate great work from members and their partners
- Campus Compact Impact Awards recognize excellence in the field of higher education community engagement
Don’t just take it from us, see what our members say:
“I consider Campus Compact to be one of the most enlightened and farsighted ventures that American colleges and universities have undertaken in recent years. It provides evidence that there are, in the world of higher education, people more than willing to pitch in, people of vision and commitment.”
John Gardner, Former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and Former President of the Carnegie Corporation
“Campus Compact is inspiring a new era of civic engagement within higher education, and more importantly, introducing a new dimension of learning into our students’ lives.”
Eduardo J. Padrón, President, Miami Dade College
“I know of no other educational organization that has a track record like Campus Compact’s over the past 20 years… It is a phenomenal success, not just in terms of growth in numbers, but in terms of the impact it’s had on communities, on campuses, and on individual lives.”
Frank Rhodes, Former President of Cornell University
“Campus Compact has provided invaluable support for service-learning at our institution, particularly the website, resource materials, syllabi, conferences (including regional conferences), program development tools, publications, model program information, newsletter, calendar of service events, and annual statistics.”
Tidewater Community College (VA)
“Thanks for your continued outstanding leadership at Campus Compact.Your publications and programs are always top-notch. I sincerely appreciate all you have done for us in the trenches.”
William F. Moeller, Director, Center for Civic Education and Service, Florida State University (FL)
“One of the best supports for developing civic engagement in higher education is Campus Compact, and one of my first steps as President of Florida Gulf Coast University was to ensure FGCU became a member.”
William C. Merwin, President, Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)
“[Campus Compact] has helped foster a network of people involved in the public interest at institutions of higher ed, which has been a great resource.”
Harvard University (MA)
“[Campus Compact] connects the campus with the city formally and informally, which is very useful in a variety of ways, from name recognition for service-learning and the university to developing and funding a new position that will foster relationships between schools, universities, and city offices.”
Hamline University (MN)
“Hope and faith are contagious, and thanks to you [Campus Compact] our hope is renewed and dreams are kept alive. It is inspiring to participate with a community that lives what it says.”
YWCA Of Helena (MN)