Civic Engagement

Civic engagement is working to make a positive impact on one’s community by identifying and addressing issues of public concern. To embed engagement throughout higher education institutions is at the heart of Campus Compact’s work. Under this broad category are research and other initiatives created to help campuses develop effective service, service-learning, and civic engagement programs.

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Democratic Engagement

Democratic engagement is the practice of engaged citizenship (defined as membership in a community) through democratic mechanisms and principles. Politics, and agency within political processes, is a particularly important component of democratic engagement.

Academic Engagement

Kentucky Campus Compact views colleges and universities as vital agents and architects 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.

Community Service & Community Engagement Resources

Hacking Housing Insecurity: One Movie, Five Conversations, Infinite Ideas 

On February 7, 2020, we held an innovative conference on housing insecurity using the web conferencing software, Zoom. Watch our 5 outstanding speakers and the conference below. Email Tori.Vogelgesang {at} kycompact(.)org to get tips on facilitating your own virtual conference in a time of social distancing.