Reasons to Join

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.

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.

Access engaged teaching resources
We offer ongoing support for faculty community-based teaching and research through a comprehensive set of resources and learning opportunities.

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.

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.

Don’t just take it from us, see what our members say: