Sharing learning and impact

Our members fulfill their public purposes by educating students for informed and responsible citizenship, advancing research to address public challenges of all kinds, and building local communities through partnerships and institutional action. Through the Compact network, institutions gain valuable information about how their peers are creating impact on student civic learning and community goals and have the opportunity to share efforts of their own. More than 1000 colleges and universities working together can advance the public good in ways no institution can alone.

Comprehensive engagement planning support

Campus Compact provides training and resources for institutions working to leverage existing community and campus assets for maximum impact on shared campus and community goals. This includes our Campus Civic Action Planning initiative, knowledge hubs focused on specific areas for exploration, access to coaches and individualized planning assistance, and funding through projects focused on specific aspects of campus action.

Support for community-based teaching and research

Campus Compact provides essential  resources for faculty including our syllabus collectionThe Research University Engaged Scholarship Toolkit, and a wide variety of publications focused on course construction, department-level alignment, assessment, and more. Campus Compact’s Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award recognizes excellence in engaged scholarship, raising the profile of community-based teaching and research.

Opportunities for student civic learning

Professional development and networking

Hands-on technical assistance

Visibility for the role of higher education in delivering public value