Benefits and Services

Washington Campus Compact (WACC) provides to member institutions:

  • Grants and Programs
  • Advocacy
  • Training and Technical Support
  • Awards
  • Program management, training, and assessment
  • Leadership and Networking opportunities

College Access Corps (CAC)

The Washington Campus Compact "College Access Corps" grant is a grant funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) that supports local economically disadvantaged 4-12 youth to:

  • Become more academically engaged in their education.
  • Increase preparedness for post-secondary education.
  • Become more knowledgable about the college application and financial aid process.


The WACC VISTA Project serves poverty-affected populations in Washington state by placing full-time AmeriCorps*VISTA members on campuses to serve faculty, staff and students, and the surrounding community through service-learning projects.

Students Serving Washington Awards (SSWA)

The Students Serving Washington Awards is a pilot project that grew out of a presidents' meeting in which presidents asked how we might create a more compelling, collective message about how higher education is serving a public good. The Student Serving Washington Awards attempts to achieve this by recognizing and encouraging higher education students to become engaged in solving critical issues in our communities, nation, and world through service projects and social entrepreneurship.

The awards features three awards:

All students from Washington Campus Compact member institutions are eligible for the awards. Only students who have submitted an application for the Social Entrepreneur or Ourstanding Service awards are eligible to be selected for the Presidents' Awards.

Faculty Institute

The Faculty Institute brings together civic engagement/service-learning faculty, staff, and administrators from across the Washington Campus Compact network to deepen their understanding of critical issues, share and learn best practices, and explore how civic engagement pedagogy can be utilized to educate students and strengthen communities.

Annual Network Meeting

The Network Meeting is an annual event that convenes representatives from member campuses from around the state. Participants engage in professional development workshops, network with colleagues, and share and exchange campus- and community-based resources.


Washington Campus Compact engages in advocacy to stakeholders and policy makers at the federal, state, and local levels. Ongoing advocacy objectives include: maintaining and expanding national service opportunities; support for college access, persistence, and completion mentoring and coaching programs; state support for developing a statewide data collection mechanism for higher education service projects; and support for higher education and student engagement initiatives.

Websites, Listservs, and E-Newsletter

The WACC website,, and the national Campus Compact website,, are resources for current news and program information. WACC also hosts a variety of listservs and distributes a quarterly newsletter to share information, resources, and best practices with the service-learning community.