Initiatives

Ohio Campus Compact offers a variety of programs focused on building tomorrow’s leaders, including:

Pay it Forward
The Pay it Forward student philanthropy program is developing a new generation of philanthropists through an innovative course-based service-learning model that engages Ohio college students in hands-on philanthropy, grant-making, and volunteer service while providing community nonprofits with much needed assistance.

Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP)
CEEP is a national nonpartisan project that helps administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders at America’s colleges and universities engage students in federal, state, and local elections. Drawing in stakeholders throughout our partner campuses, we combine our powerful resources with personalized coaching, guiding schools on how to use our resources and navigate students through ever-changing barriers to voting. Working with us, schools help their students to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves on candidates and issues, navigate confusing voting laws, and turn out at the polls. We worked to at least some degree with 439 campuses in 2018, that enrolled 4.7 million students, and sponsored 259 student Election Engagement Fellows. We’re now laying the groundwork with schools to engage students in the 2020 elections. Because individuals who vote when they’re young tend to continue, and because we help schools deepen their electoral engagement each cycle, we generate both immediate and long-term impact.

2020 Propel Ohio Project Grants
Propel Ohio is a leadership program that promotes civic engagement and inspires undergraduate students to grow into civic leaders in Ohio and support actively engaged students around issues that affect your schools, your community, and your state. The purpose of the Propel Ohio Grant program is to mobilize college students to further their engagement. Propel Ohio has secured funding to offer limited competitive grants of up to $500 for your campus activities and events in 2020. Deadline for grant applications is Wednesday December 18, 2019. Apply now.