About Campus Compact
Oklahoma Campus Compact is an organization of Oklahoma college and university presidents who have committed to articulating the importance of civic responsibility as an outcome of higher education. It was established in October 2000, and represents 33 public and private institutions in Oklahoma.
OkCC provides leadership, networking and technical assistance to campuses and communities in three areas:
- Service learning
- Civic engagement
- Community service
Oklahoma Campus Compact joins Campus Compact's national office and 34 state and network offices (additional states are in development) throughout the United States in advocating faculty, staff and student involvement in community service and service learning programs.
OkCC Biennial Report, 2012-13 (PDF, 1.9m)
10 Reasons to Renew With Campus Compact (PDF, 78k)
Campus Compact was founded in 1985 by the presidents of Brown, Georgetown and Stanford. It is a national membership organization of more than 1,100 college and university presidents committed to helping students develop the values and skills of civic participation through involvement in public service. Campus Compact's rapidly expanding membership includes public and private, two- and four-year colleges and universities, representing more than a quarter of all American higher education institutions. To help serve the needs of the members, Campus Compact has a network of 34 state-based Campus Compacts and a National Center for Community Colleges, all of which are affiliated with the national organization but are separate autonomous organizations.
Organizational Structure and Governance
Campus Compact has about 12 full-time equivalent staff, including a president, and is located in Boston, Mass. It is governed by a volunteer board of directors, which meets twice a year to set organizational goals, priorities and policy. The board composition includes college presidents, one-to-four public members and two representatives of the state Campus Compact offices. It represents an institutionally and geographically diverse group of colleges and universities, including public and private, small and large, rural and urban institutions.
Oklahoma Campus Compact (OkCC) supports the civic purpose of higher education that includes developing students as citizens. OkCC will assist member institutions in their efforts to develop citizenship skills by promoting and advancing methodologies including service-learning (SL), volunteerism, community service and political engagement.
What We Do
Over the past 20 years, Campus Compact has engaged more than 20 million students in service and service-learning, and participation rates keep rising. Each year, member students work in thousands of communities, both locally and globally, to provide desperately needed services such as:
- Tutoring at-risk youth in reading and math.
- Building houses for low-income families.
- Conducting environmental safety studies.
- Caring for the sick, the hungry, the homeless and the elderly.
These students provide more than $7 billion annually (2007) in service within their communities. They do more than volunteer. They build strong community partnerships. They lobby Congress. They start their own nonprofit agencies. They learn to apply their knowledge in ways that will bring about lasting change. Campus Compact gives them the skills and resources to do it.
As a presidents organization, Campus Compact's reach extends across campus, allowing a coordinated approach to building community programs.
Campus Compact develops and spreads effective practices through a multifaceted approach that combines research, policy work, fundraising, and training.
Campus Compact's extensive print and online resources have helped thousands of campuses form effective community partnerships, combine service with academics, and nurture student leaders by providing real-world learning experiences.
Campus Compact's unique structure, with a national office and 34 state offices, allows it to provide national advocacy and leadership as well as on-the-ground programs.
Campus Compact's future depends on educating a new generation of leaders who are prepared to be both responsible professionals and effective stewards of our society. Campus Compact is making it happen.