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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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As always, we are such fans of Campus Compact (both national and state chapters). Without your assistance, we could not have achieved many of the milestones we have enjoyed over the past two years. Among many other developments, these milestones include hiring a full-time Service-Learning Coordinator; forming a University-wide advisory committee that includes representatives from each school and from the community; and creating a course development series for faculty and their community partners."

-Duquesne University