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Campus Compact’s initiatives help campuses deepen their engaged work by providing replicable models, training, advocacy, and resources designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of service, service-learning, and civic engagement programs. Included here are successful engagement practices, awards to recognize exceptional work, professional development and training, on-site consultation opportunities, policy initiatives, and more.

Spotlight on Major Initiatives

  • College Student Philanthropy
    A compilation of cutting-edge tools, information, and resources for campuses interested in experiential philanthropy.
  • Consulting Corps
    Campus Compact’s newly expanded Consulting Corps includes individual leaders whose valuable knowledge and diverse perspectives can inform efforts to deepen civic and community engagement in higher education.
  • Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
    Drawing its criteria heavily from Campus Compact’s Indicators of Engagement Project, this Carnegie classification reaffirms institutional commitment to deepen the practice of service and to further strengthen bonds between campus and community.
  • Research Universities
    A new toolkit with vital resources on the scholarship of engagement, two landmark reports, and other information from a network of research universities committed to engaged scholarship, coordinated by Campus Compact.
  • Programs & Syllabi
    Our searchable database of hundreds of program models from campuses across the spectrum of higher education, indexed by type of program.
  • Federal Work Study
    Earn, Learn, and Serve: Getting the Most from Community Service Federal Work-Study.
  • The Engaged Department and Faculty Rewards initiative of the Northern New England Campus Compacts
    In 2007, the Campus Compacts of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont embarked on a three-year initiative to incorporate civic engagement and public scholarship into departmental work and faculty rewards processes on campuses in Northern New England. This two-part project included the Engaged Department Initiative (19 academic units) and the Faculty Rewards Initiative (five campuses).

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Campus Compact's workshops have been extremely valuable. Faculty often become energized by the workshop content and bring that enthusiasm back to campus."

-California State University-Stanislaus