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. Campus Compact has affiliate offices in 36 states and the District of Columbia.
Wisconsin Campus Compact (WiCC) has a new address: it has moved to the Edgewood College campus. WiCC chose the location because the college leadership has a shared vision wherein 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. Edgewood College’s president, Dr. Scott Flanagan, is a strong supporter of Campus Compact’s work.
WiCC’s 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 WiCC 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 adn 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 pubic and community engagement into their teaching and research.
WiCC is an organization that brings together all sectors of higher education to positively affect Wisconsin through civic engagement and service-learning partnerships to benefit communities and students. WiCC builds capacity of partner institutions by providing grants and special opportunties, networking/resource sharing, consultation, and communications/advocacy. The organization's work is yet another example of Wisconsin's long history of cross-sector collaboration in higher education. To learn more, please visit wicampuscompact.org.