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Membership Benefits for Presidents

  • A mechanism for connecting to communities, enriching students’ experiences, and enhancing faculty and student retention.
  • Opportunities to raise national awareness of the civic mission of colleges and universities through influential documents such as the Presidents’ Declaration on the Civic Responsibility of Higher Education.
  • Millions of dollars in subgrants to member campuses to support service and civic engagement efforts available through our state affiliates.
  • Access to hundreds of service and service-learning program models and syllabi, as well as the chance to share successful initiatives nationally.
  • National and local publicity that highlights presidential leadership in support of public and community service.
  • Legislative updates with information on government initiatives that affect service-related programs in higher education.
  • Publications and online resources to help your community partners work effectively with higher education.
  • Training, resources, awards, and other support for faculty, community service directors, administrators, and students engaged in service and service-learning.
  • Advocacy of national and state legislation and funding to support campus-based service.
  • Formal links with organizations such as the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), and discipline associations to bring combined resources and efficiencies to new initiatives.
  • Professional development and networking opportunities designed to enhance presidents’ ability to foster civic engagement.

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Campus Compact has helped foster a network of people involved in the public interest at institutions of higher ed, which has been a great resource."

-Harvard University