COVID-19 Statement (from the former National Campus Compact president):
“So we have a role to play in reminding our members that institutions of higher education have a responsibility to the public and in helping them see how they can be useful in this context. We have a role to play in helping our campus partners think specifically about what to do with community-based courses and programs at a moment of social distancing. We have a role to play in reminding our members to consider students facing housing and food insecurity or who lack access to health care.
We should do our best to do these things, recognizing that many of our key tools–convening people, visiting people where they work–are inappropriate to the moment.
Above all, we should do our best to be good and responsible human beings right now. We should minimize our own contact with others beyond what is essential. We should ensure that the vulnerable people to whom we are connected have what they need. We should spread the word to others who may not be paying close attention or who may not understand why their actions matter.”
~Andrew J. Seligsohn, PhD
Kentucky Campus Compact’s response to COVID-19, as a community and civic engagement practitioner, is to give members what they need to make informed decisions and without bias and false information.
Anti-Racism Statement (adapted from the National Campus Compact):
The historian Ibram X. Kendi reveals that there is no such thing as non-racism, only racism and anti-racism.
The KyCC team recognizes that we are implicated in the same systems of inequity and injustice as every other institution and organization in the United States. We have begun the internal work necessary for making us an anti-racist network. That work will not be finished in a month, a year, or at any foreseeable date, but it is work that must be done.
As we work to align our own organization with our values, we encourage our KY member colleges and universities to join us.