Campus Compact is a coalition of nearly 1,200 college and university presidents and chancellors from public, private, two-and four-year institutions – representing some 6 million students – who are committed to fulfilling the public purpose of higher education. As the only national association dedicated to this mission, Campus Compact is a leader in building civic engagement into campus and academic life.
In 2016, they celebrated 30 years of building and creating relationships across the US. Read the National Presidents and Chancellors Statement from this celebration. which emphasizes their continued commitment to their mission and their action plan.
Wisconsin Campus Compact’s (WiCC) mission is to strengthen civic engagement and service-learning partnerships between Wisconsin’s post secondary institutions and the communities they serve. All member presidents and chancellors contribute to the management and direction of the Wisconsin Campus Compact by serving as its governing body and encouraging it to achieve its goals by:
- Providing leadership throughout the state and nation to reinvigorate the civic leadership and community engagement of higher education in ways that connect colleges and universities with the communities and constituencies they serve.
- Promoting citizenship education by expanding higher education’s role in educating students not only for careers and jobs but also for their roles as active, engaged, community members.
- Assisting faculty and staff who seek to integrate public and community engagement into their teaching and research.
WiCC envisions a state where concepts such as service, volunteerism, and activism are united with educational goals to develop university graduates who are prepared not only for a career, but also for a life as informed and involved citizens at both the local and global levels. Partnerships for civic engagement are formed by educational institutions from pre-school through college to strengthen children, families, campuses, and communities.
WiCC is a department of the University of Wisconsin-Extension.