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. You can stay in touch with us on social media @kycampuscompact.

From 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
Campus Compact President

Anti-Racism Resources:

From Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy: How to combat anti-Asian micro-aggressions and direct or underlying tones of racism and xenophobia that you (or your children or others) may encounter/witness:

      1. Proactively remind ourselves and others around us not to project fears of the virus onto marginalized groups or spread unfounded associations. People of Chinese heritage or those who look East Asian are not genetically predisposed to carry or spread the disease.
      2. Pay extra attention to employees and communities who have limited or no access to work-from-home options or paid sick leave. Prevention and intervention strategies are not always equitably distributed in the office and beyond, and we also know that economic disparities tend to cut along racial and gender lines.