Academic Engagement

Kentucky Campus Compact views colleges and universities as vital agents and architects of a diverse democracy, committed to educating students for responsible citizenship in ways that both deepen their education and improve the quality of community life. We challenge all of higher education to make civic and community engagement an institutional priority.

Education for Democracy

As polarization and disaffection threaten to damage our democratic republic permanently, we must prepare students to engage effectively and constructively in public life. Education for Democracy is an important new non-partisan initiative designed to help heal and reinvigorate our democracy.

Education for Democracy has the potential to reach more than 6 million students—one-third of undergraduates in the country—at more than 1,000 public, private, two-year, and four-year institutions. Education for Democracy aims to build the knowledge, skills, and motivations to catalyze responsible and effective student participation in public life and policy.


What is Service-Learning?

Service-learning is an educational approach that incorporates community service with the learning objectives to meet societal needs in the community.

A Venn Diagram explaining Service Learning. It breaks it into 3 sections which are commumity involvement, practical experiences, and academic study.

Service-Learning Resources:

National Webinar Series

Campus Compact’s National Webinar series returns for 2020-2021 with more to support and inspire you. Topics touch on issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students, and their partners in education and community building. Be sure to tune to each session for information, tools, and resources to help you in your work.

Free for members, $25 per webinar for non-members

Micro-Credentials Offered by Campus Compact HQ: 

Campus Compact Headquarters offers two micro-credentials for post-baccalaureate professionals to continue their education and demonstrate proficiency in civic engagement. The two currently offered are Community Engagement Fundamentals and Community Partnerships. More information can be found in the link below.

Core Competency Credentials

Gulf South Summit (Conference for Higher Education Professionals)

Early Bird Registration Ends on January 24th!

Save $50 by registering now!

2020 Conference Registration

(Please Note – All Presenters and co-presenters must register by the Early Bird Registration Deadline to insure inclusion in the printed program!)

Reserve your hotel room now!

The deadline for getting the $125/night (+ tax) rate is February 24th, or until the Room Block fills, whichever comes first! More than half the Room Block has already been claimed!

2020 Accommodations and Transportation

Special Opportunity!

IARSLCE Research Agenda-Setting Forum

Don’t miss out on the chance to participate in this 3-hour forum following the close of the Summit on Friday afternoon. Indicate your desire to participate in this free session today!

Research Agenda-Setting Forum


Serve as a Student Advisory Board Member for Campus Vote Project.

The Student Advisory Board position is a volunteer position for civic-minded student leaders who want to be a part of the national democratic engagement movement. As a founding member of the Students Learn Students Vote coalition and a co-creator of the Voter Friendly Campus designation, CVP prides itself in being a leader in institutionalizing democratic engagement on college campuses.

Campus Election Engagement Project Fellowship

Fellows will lead their campus with voter registration, voter education, and voter engagement for the 2020 election. Fellows should use the CEEP assessment to develop and implement a plan on their campus on how administrators, faculty, staff and student leaders can help register and engage students in the election process. Ultimately forming a team type approach for their school.  Fellows will receive orientation, training support and guidance from CEEP. This position is for the fall 2020 collegiate semester.

Apply here