Campus Compact is a growing organization with a membership of more than 1,000 colleges and universities, representing more than a quarter of all higher education institutions in the U.S. Membership has grown by an average of 70 campuses per year over the past five years, a trend that reflects both an increased commitment to the civic purposes of higher education and greater awareness of the value of our work.
Our membership profile reflects the full range of diversity among colleges and universities, including public and private, two-year and four-year, rural and urban, and those classifying themselves as faith-based, women’s, tribal, Hispanic-serving, and historically black colleges and universities, among others.
Benefits of being a Campus Compact member include:
- National and local recognition for engaged work through the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award and the Newman Civic Fellows award (national) and Hoch faculty/staff and Ping student awards (Ohio), print and online forums, and media coverage.
- Value and visibility for presidents, including national gatherings, influential public statements, special bulletins, and forums for promoting the public benefit of higher education.
- Trusted resources for presidents, faculty, students, and others, with extensive print and online tools for connecting communities and campuses.
- Successful models for community engagement including thousands of exemplary practices and syllabi across disciplines and institutional types.
- Professional development for administrators and staff, including trainings, webinars, publications, and connection to national network of experts.
- Institutes and workshops designed to help faculty deepen community-based teaching, learning, and research.
- Leadership development for students, with national and statewide campaigns, awards, and resources for increasing the effectiveness of engaged work.
- Advocacy and policy work at the state and national levels, as well as action alerts and online tools for affecting legislation.
- Hands-on guidance from our national office.
- A growing national network of more than 1,000 presidents and chancellors committed to building strong communities and educating the next generation of responsible leaders.