About Us

History

Founded in 1985 by the presidents of Brown, Georgetown and Stanford universities, and Frank Newman, the former president of the Education Commission of the States, Campus Compact is a national coalition of nearly 1,000 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. A network comprising a national office and state and regional Compacts, it is the only national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement. Campus Compact enables campuses to develop students’ citizenship skills and forge effective community partnerships. Our resources support faculty and staff as they pursue community-based teaching and scholarship in the service of positive change.

Mission

Florida Campus Compact galvanizes the intellectual resources of more than 50 institutions of higher education in Florida, by advancing high-impact practices that enhance student learning and benefit local communities in our state.

Goals

  1. To encourage and ensure that students are prepared to become civically engaged and knowledgeable adults who make positive contributions to their communities as defined by the legislature in Florida Statute 1000.03(5)(c).
  2. To enrich the quality of curricular and co-curricular academic instruction through high impact practices that offer practical and hands-on collegiate learning experiences.
  3. To support local communities in Florida through symbiotic collaboration and research that helps our cities and counties meet their goals.
  4. To inspire leadership, philanthropy, conscientious citizenship, critical thinking and civil discourse in the next generation of our participatory democracy.
  5. To contribute to the development of a better prepared more knowledgeable workforce through experience (including college access and success initiatives to support the K-20 to career pipeline).