Initiatives

Each year Campus Compact for Missouri will seek to leverage external resources to support special projects addressing critical issues and priorities identified by members and their community partners. We strive both to build on our network’s strengths and to continue building our collective capacity to advance shared goals.


Semester of Service Program

The Semester of Service Program assists member institutions of higher education in their mission to prepare students for civic and social responsibility by encouraging them to use their time and talents in service to their communities as part of their education. The purpose of this community engagement recognition program is to recognize and celebrate student civic engagement. When students are participating in civic engagement or service activities, they are generally focused on issues of social concern and working toward enhanced quality of life and community benefit.

We would like to recognize the following students who were Semester of Service participants:

Spring 2020
Allaina Facio, Community Changer, St. Charles Community College
Rebekah Fischer, Community Catalyst, St. Louis Community College
Mollie Knowles, Community Catalyst, St. Charles Community College
Britney Leonard, Community Catalyst, St. Charles Community College
Jessica Smith, Community Contributor, St. Louis Community College
Sidney Whitehead, Community Contributor, St. Charles Community College

Fall 2019
Pablo Espindola Chararria, Community Contributor, St. Louis Community College
Erick Hernandez, Community Contributor, St. Louis Community College
Eric Hintz, Community Contributor, St. Louis Community College
Yasmine Juhoor, Community Catalyst, Cottey College
Olivia Kirkendall, Community Contributor, Cottey College
Khanh Pham, Community Contributor, St. Louis Community College
Ryan Rogers, Community Contributor, St. Charles Community College
Brooke Stephens, Community Changer, St. Charles Community College
Nikita Thapa, Community Contributor, St. Louis Community College
Payton Tindall, Community Catalyst, St. Charles Community College
Loi Truong, Community Contributor, St. Louis Community College

For questions or suggestions for future initiatives, please contact mocampuscompact {at} missouri(.)edu.


Missouri Campus Compact Mini-Grant

Missouri Campus Compact awards mini-grants to foster work towards establishing meaningful, reciprocal community partnerships through utilizing or incorporating one or more of the following principles from Campus Compact’s Thirtieth Anniversary Action Statement of Presidents and Chancellors:

  1. Empowering students, faculty, staff, and community partners to co-create mutually respectful partnerships in pursuit of a just, equitable, and sustainable future for communities beyond the campus
  2. Preparing students for lives of engaged citizenship, with the motivation and capacity to deliberate, act, and lead in pursuit of the public good.
  3. Contributing to the health and strength of our communities—economically, socially, environmentally, educationally, and politically.
  4. Fostering an environment that consistently affirms the centrality of the public purposes of higher education by setting high expectations for members of the campus community to contribute to their achievement.

Awards are made for mini-grants of up to $500.00 to faculty and staff members for proposals regarding the addition and transformation of engagement experiences for students and mini-grants of up to $1,000.00 and up to one $2,000.00 inter-institution mini-grant. The inter-institution grant is awarded to a proposal that seeks to unite efforts or develop a program that promotes civic engagement among two or three member institutions that fosters a larger collaborative project, program, or initiative

For more information, go to the Mini-Grant page here.


The Engaged Scholars Initiative (ESI)

The Engaged Scholars Initiative (ESI) is aimed at developing, supporting and connecting leaders from institutions within the states representing Campus Compact of the Midwest, who can advance co-created knowledge, critically engaged pedagogies, models of institutional change, and collaborative action that addresses societal issues.

Click here for more information.


National Initiatives

For information on initiatives being implemented nation-wide, visit the national Campus Compact initiatives page.