Established in 2000, Missouri Campus Compact aims to integrate civic work and learning into the curriculum and operations of its diverse network of colleges and universities, so students graduate with the determination and capacity to contribute to the public good throughout their lives—and higher education institutions are fully engaged with their communities, working together to educate citizens, solve problems, and build a strong democracy.
Who We Are
WE ARE A RELATIONSHIP-DRIVEN ORGANIZATION
Missouri Campus Compact is a state affiliate of the national Campus Compact and serves as a network for campuses within the state. Our membership represents community colleges, 4-year public and private institutions across the state. Our national office is in Boston, MA, with state and regional Campus Compacts providing place-based support for member institutions located throughout the country. As 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 administrators, faculty, staff, and students as they pursue community-based teaching, scholarship, and action in the service of public good.
WE ARE A VALUES-DRIVEN ORGANIZATION
These core values are stated in our 30th Anniversary Action Statement and are reflective of our past work and current aspirations:
We empower our 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—nearby and around the world.
We prepare our students for lives of engaged citizenship, with the motivation and capacity to deliberate, act, and lead in pursuit of the public good.
We embrace our responsibilities as place based institutions, contributing to the health and strength of our communities—economically, socially, environmentally, educationally, and politically.
We harness the capacity of our institutions—through research, teaching, partnerships, and institutional practice—to challenge the prevailing social and economic inequalities that threaten our democratic future.
We foster 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.