ADVANCING THE PUBLIC PURPOSE OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
BY DEEPENING THEIR ABILITY TO IMPROVE COMMUNITY LIFE
AND TO EDUCATE STUDENTS FOR CIVIC AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Campus Compact

Campus Compact is a national coalition of nearly 1,100 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. We are a network comprising a national office and state and regional Compacts throughout the country. As the only national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, Campus Compact enables campuses to develop students’ citizenship skills and forge effective community partnerships. Our resources support faculty and staff as they pursue community-based teaching and scholarship in the service of positive change.

Featured Reviews

The Elective Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

Constructing a Successful Application for First-Time and Re-Classification Applicants

“In The Elective Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, Saltmarsh and Johnson have brought together scholars and practitioners from a diverse array of institutions who provide thoughtful, practical advice and insights about community engagement efforts in higher education. These experts offer candid reflections on how the process of applying for (or renewing) the classification can benefit an institution’s culture, commitment, self-assessment, strategic planning, and outreach. Institutions interested in pursuing this voluntary classification, as well as in enhancing their community engagement initiatives more broadly, will find this volume to be an extremely valuable resource.”

Jonathan Alger, President, James Madison University

The Community Engagement Professional in Higher Education

A Competency Model for An Emerging Field

"This book illuminates important work of thinly acknowledged citizens of academe - Community Engaged Professionals. It advances the movement for publicly engaged scholarship giving voice to their person, place and purpose in Academe with myriad inflections beyond campus borders. Couched in a conceptually rich analysis of the professions the authors demonstrate the multidimensionality and complexity of this rising class and their critical place in the university of the 21st century."

Timothy Eatman, Associate Professor, Syracuse University, Director for Research for Imagining America (IA)

Students as Colleagues

Expanding the Circle of Service-Learning Leadership

“Engaged students are vital to a flourishing democracy. This collection gives powerful examples of institutional support for student leadership in the academic curriculum that can help catalyze engagement on campuses around the country. We should all take notice, especially those of us who see service-learning as a vehicle for civic renewal.”

Eduardo J. Padrón, President, Miami Dade College

The New Student Politics Edition 2

The Wingspread Statement on Student Civic Engagement

“In a time when college students are often labeled as ‘apathetic’ or ‘apolitical’ or even simply mindlessly materialistic, The New Student Politics is a wonderful testimony to young people’s seriousness and desire to build a flourishing democracy, and a humane and democratic world.”

Harry Boyte, Co-Director, Center for Democracy and Citizenship, University of Minnesota