Mission & Vision


Campus Compact advances the public purposes of colleges and universities by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. Campus Compact envisions colleges and universities as vital agents and architects of a diverse democracy, committed to educating students for responsible citizenship in ways that both deepen their education and improve the quality of community life. We challenge all of higher education to make civic and community engagement an institutional priority.

Because we are a coalition of colleges and universities, Campus Compact puts special emphasis on partnerships to support educational equity. We help colleges and universities advance community goals in areas such as K-12 learning, college readiness, college access, and the development of student civic knowledge and skills at every level. Campus Compact’s work strengthens colleges and universities as contributors to educational equity now while developing the next generation of citizens and leaders for our communities.

Also see our 30th Anniversary Action Statement of Presidents and ChancellorsStrategic Planand read the 1999 Presidents’ Declaration on the Civic Responsibility of Higher Education