Campus Compact
In Action
May 2017
Registration now open 

True Stories of Engagement: 
Higher Education for Democracy
March 25-28, 2018

Higher education's role in the work of democracy has never been more important or more contested than it is right now. In March of 2018, we will come together in Indianapolis for our 2018 National Conference to hear and to tell the stories of that work. 

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Book now and get the best deals on attendance at the Campus Compact 2018 National Conference!  More on pricing  here .

Bringing friends? 
Be sure to take advantage of our group rate for parties of 3 or more from the same institution. 

It's Renewal Season!

I t's that time of year again where we ask you to reaffirm your commitment to the public purposes of higher education by renewing your membership to Campus Compact.

Renew now to make sure you don't miss out on what we have in store for you next year, including:
Watch for renewal invitations from your state/regional Compact and from our national office.
Nominations Now Open for the
Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award

The Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award recognizes one senior faculty member (post-tenure or middle-to-late career if not in a tenure line) each year. Honorees (who must be affiliated with a Campus Compact member institution) are recognized for exemplary engaged scholarship.

The recipient and finalists will be announced September 15, 2017 and will be honored at Campus Compact's National Conference in March 2018. In addition, the winner will receive a $2,000 award.

  • More information about the award and application guidelines can be found here
  • Nominations will be accepted until June 6, 2017
  • Questions? Email Michaela Grenier at


Episode 8:
Exploring Engaged Scholarship with Cathy Jordan and Andrew Furco

Join us this month for discussions on documenting and publishing engaged scholarship. We delve into the role engaged scholarship can play in creating a more just and equitable society with leading engaged scholars  Cathy Jordan and  Andrew Furco from the University of Minnesota. Learn about how these scholars are breaking down the barriers of traditional knowledge dissemination and changing the game in pursuit of equity. Listen now and weigh in on the conversation online using  #CompactNationPod

Bonus Episode:
Nancy Thomas on Pompeo vs. Board of Regents of the University of New Mexico

Andrew Seligsohn and Nancy Thomas explore the implications for faculty on academic freedom, and for students on free speech, in the recent ruling of  Pompeo v. Board of Regents of the University of New Mexico by the United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. As the case is explored, they discuss the relationship between  democracy and higher education, as well as the fine line between  free speech and  academic freedomListen now and weigh in on the conversation online using
About Campus Compact: Campus Compact is a national coalition of nearly 1,100 college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education. 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. Our membership includes public, private, two- and four-year institutions across the spectrum of higher education.


Campus Compact comprises a national office based in Boston, MA, and state and regional Compact offices across the country. For more information, please visit our website.