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 and together have completed over 1,472 hours:

Spring 2018
Ms. Kara Alford, Community Changer, Cottey College
Ms. Abigail Baumgartner, Community Contributor, Cottey College
Ms. Abigale Chavarria, Community Contributor, Cottey College
Ms. Betty Mafemera, Community Contributor, Cottey College
Ms. Faith Owens, Community Contributor, Cottey College
Ms. Allyson Williams, Community Changer, Cottey College
Ms. Suziney Barbosa da Rocha, Community Contributor, STLCC-Meramec
Mr. Ayoub Benzzine, Community Changer, STLCC-Meramec
Mr. Christopher Kallal, Community Contributor, STLCC-Meramec
Ms. Madison Kokotovich, Community Contributor, STLCC-Meramec
Ms. Aysenur Sahin, Community Changer, STLCC-Meramec
Ms. Khurshidabonu Yuldasheva, Community Contributor, STLCC-Meramec

Fall 2018
Ms. Mathilde Gelot, Community Changer, Cottey College
Ms. Annabelle Kanyi, Community Changer, Cottey College
Ms. Geneva McGrath, Community Contributor, Cottey College
Mr. Connor Goodson, Community Contributor, STLCC-Meramec
Ms. Madison Kokotovich, Community Contributor, STLCC-Meramec
Mr. Daniel Lowenstein, Community Changer, STLCC-Meramec
Ms. Tram Nguyen, Community Contributor, STLCC-Meramec

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


Missouri Campus Compact Mini-Grant

Missouri Campus Compact will award mini-grants that will 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 will be made for mini-grants 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 and to apply, 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 and to submit your nomination.


National Initiatives

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