North Carolina Campus Compact builds the capacity of colleges and universities to produce civically-engaged graduates and strengthen communities.
 
  • UNCA Chancellor named to national Campus Compact board

    chancellor_grantMary K. Grant, Ph.D., Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville, was recently named Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Campus Compact, the nonprofit coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents – representing some 6 million students – who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education. Dr. Grant assumed her post on July … Continue Reading
  • Does service take a summer break? Not at these engaged campuses

    UNCG_serveGSOWhen the summer is hot and students head home, faculty and staff might expect a chance to chill out. Instead, on many campuses across the NC Campus Compact network, community engagement doesn’t take a vacation. Colleges and universities support a wide variety of summer service opportunities – from full-time student internships with local nonprofits to special service orientation sessions for … Continue Reading
  • Jonas, Oliphant selected as first Engaged Faculty Scholars

    Drs. Annie Jonas (L) and Ashley Oliphant (R) were selected as Engaged Faculty Scholars.Service-learning faculty members are uniquely positioned at the intersection of teaching and community engagement to help colleges and universities realize the values of the engaged campus. These faculty members draw on their disciplinary expertise, their pedagogical acumen, and their interest in the world beyond the classroom to build partnerships and programs that give students access to meaningful community-based learning experiences. … Continue Reading
  • NC Campus Compact welcomes new VISTA program coordinator

    FullSizeRenderNC Campus Compact welcomes Carolyn Byrne as our new VISTA Program Coordinator. Byrne brings a bevy of public service and higher education experience to the role. She served two terms as an NC Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA in UNC’s APPLES Service-Learning Program (2009-2011); worked as a student services specialist at UNC’s Carolina Center for Public Service; and recently completed a … Continue Reading
  • Celebrating 50 years of VISTA

    Bathanti1_cropThis year AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Often described as a domestic version of the Peace Corps, the VISTA program has engaged thousands of citizens in the fight against poverty since the first volunteers began service in 1965. To honor the occasion, VISTAs past and present gathered in Greensboro, North Carolina on June … Continue Reading
  • WCU’s Perry honored with American Democracy Project’s Saltmarsh Award

    Perry_web2Dr. Lane Perry, director of service-learning at Western Carolina University, has received the 2015 John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement during AASCU’s American Democracy Project annual meeting in New Orleans. The Saltmarsh Award is presented to an emerging leader in the civic engagement field from an AASCU institution or ADP Partner. Perry joins fellow North Carolinian Dr. … Continue Reading

The Engaged Leaders  video series
Dr. Nido Qubein, President, High Point University and
NC Campus Compact Executive Board Chair