What We Do

Funding:   We invest in good ideas.

We invest in the civic engagement initiatives of our member campuses. Our innovative Pay it Forward student philanthropy grants engage students in service to the community and promote charitable giving.

Training: We empower campus leaders to work with local communities.

We bring together scholars and community leaders and we put that brainpower to work to tackle issues like poverty, hunger and joblessness. Our symposiums, trainings & resources support campus-community engagement initiatives. And with our support, they make an even greater impact on students and in local communities.

Service: We build strong “student citizens”

We support campus programs that instill an ethic of service and focus on citizenship. Our Connect2Complete program creatively combines peer mentoring and community engagement activities to improve college retention and completion rates. Meanwhile, our Campus Election Engagement Project helps students become registered voters and active, educated participants in our democracy.

Hiram College Locks of Love Event
Hiram College Locks of Love Event


Ohio Campus Compact believes Ohio colleges and universities to be centers of civic engagement and renewal where all learning, teaching, and scholarship advance the public good and prepare students for active citizenship and democratic participation.


Keith Lanser (Mt. St. Joseph University) teaches a breakout session during our annual meeting
Keith Lanser (Mt. St. Joseph University) teaches a breakout session during the OCC annual meeting


To provide statewide leadership in mobilizing resources, services, and partnerships that strengthen Ohio colleges and universities’ capacity to educate students for civic and social responsibility and to improve community life.


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