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Engaged Campus Initiative

Brand new Campus Compact report:

Engaged Learning Economies: Aligning Civic Engagement and Economic Development in Community-Campus Partnerships

Embedding engagement into higher education institutions is at the heart of Campus Compact’s work. We support all institutions in their efforts to review and deepen their engagement efforts and community partnerships.

Professional Development Opportunities

Engaged Campus Institutionalization and Assessment Resources

Additional Program Resources

  • College Student Philanthropy
    A compilation of cutting-edge tools, information, and resources on this important and growing movement. 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.
  • Federal Work Study
    Earn, Learn, and Serve: Getting the Most from Community Service Federal Work-Study
  • Program Models
    Our searchable database of hundreds of program models from campuses across the spectrum of higher education, indexed by type of program.
  • Engaged Scholars
    Our engaged scholars collaborate with Campus Compact’s national office and state affiliates to develop and share valuable resources for the field.
  • Graduate Only Resources
    This list provides resources, links and abstracts for to engagement efforts at graduate-only programs.
  • One Pagers from Minnesota Campus Compact
    Two infographics pertaining to “The Engaged Campus” have been created and shared by our Minnesota affiliate. The Engaged Campus: Buying Locally looks at how institutions of higher education can bolster their local communities. Civic Engagement Teaches Workplace Skills demonstrates the significance civic engagement has in preparing students for successful futures.

Engaged Campus Research and Writing

  • The Future of Campus Engagement
    Provocative essays from Campus Compact member presidents, faculty, chief academic officers, community service staff, and students, as well as community partners and funders, proposing priorities and next steps for community engagement across the nation.
  • TRUCEN reports
    The Research University Civic Engagement Network (TRUCEN) has articulated why it is important for research universities to make engaged scholarship central to their institutional mission. Find out more in their reports.
  • Campus Compact Bookstore
    Browse and buy Campus Compact books, research and reports.


I have always had a drive to serve others and work for the common good. But I never fully realized that I could go beyond volunteerism--that my opinion and hard work could influence policy decisions. My views changed when I sat in the office of one of my legislators in Washington, DC."

-Amanda Coffin, University of Maine at Farmington, Campus Compact student leader