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Annual Membership Survey

Deadline Extended until 11:59 pm EST on January 5, 2015


Campus Compact invites member institutions to complete the annual survey for 2013-2014. This survey marks nearly 30 years of collecting data regarding campus-community engagement.

Your institution’s responses will be combined with those from almost 1,200 campuses nationwide that comprise the Campus Compact network. Conducted each year since 1986, Campus Compact’s member survey is the most comprehensive and widely distributed review of service, service-learning, and civic engagement in higher education. Through this instrument, we are able to calculate student and faculty involvement in service and service-learning, measure campus infrastructure for community engagement, understand faculty roles and rewards, determine alumni engagement, and receive valuable feedback about Campus Compact member services. Results allow campuses to compare their progress with state and national trends and help all of us better articulate our case to elected officials, funders, and the media. The survey allows the Compact to demonstrate progress toward our mission of supporting growth and depth in higher education community engagement. 


  • Please ensure that only one survey per campus is completed.
  • Multiple offices will need to provide data for the most accurate campus portrait.
  • The survey is to be completed online, and needs to be completed at one time (i.e., you cannot save, exit and return).  While you are completing the survey you can return to previous questions and edit.
  • WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO START BY PRINTING THE PDF OF THE SURVEY HERE.  Gather the information needed and then go to the online survey.  Once you have all information it should take no more than 60-75 minutes to complete.
  • You can change an answer by returning to an item already completed and entering a different response. You can only change responses prior to hitting the “submit” button.
  • Once you select the submit button on the last page you will not be able to edit or return.
  • You may want to review these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
  • The survey site will be open until 11:59 pm EST on January 5, 2015.
  • Click here to complete the survey.
    (Please note that after clicking “Begin,” the survey questions do take several moments to load.)

For the purposes of this survey, the definition of community engagement follows the one used for the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement: The collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. The purpose of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good.

Campus Compact promotes student community engagement that is either curricular (occurring as an aspect of a credit-bearing academic experience) or co-curricular.

In addition to providing the opportunity for aggregating national data and comparing across institutions, the annual survey provides a mechanism for campus-based information gathering that supports subsequent applications for the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement and/or the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and enables evaluation of campus community engagement efforts.  The information collected may be useful as you prepare your annual report or share internally about institutional community engagement strategies, outcomes and impact.

For questions about the survey, please contact:
Maggie Grove
Director of Operations, Campus Compact
mgrove {at} compact(.)org

For technical questions regarding the survey platform, please contact:
Lisa Keyne
Chief Strategy Officer, The Community Engagement Collaboratory, TreeTop Commons
lkeyne {at} treetopllc(.)com

We thank you for your participation and look forward to sharing results with members in spring 2015.

We have received constant support and reinforcement. It is very obvious that they [Campus Compact staff] want us to succeed and are willing to go out of their way to help us in any way."

-Century College