Washington Campus Compact is a coalition of higher education institutions committed to advancing the public purpose of colleges and universities, educating students for civic and social responsibility, and working in partnerships to cultivate vital and sustainable communities across the state.


WACC and its members will:

  • Advance the public purpose of higher education in Washington by partnering with communities, and supporting students to apply their knowledge, skills, and passions to address critical issues facing our local and global communities;
  • Advance the practice of campus-based community service, the pedagogy of service-learning, and the strengthening of student leadership in Washington State;
  • Promote collaboration and partnerships between colleges, universities, and their communities through programs that respond to specific local and regional needs;
  • Foster the development and dissemination of innovative curriculum, theory, research, and best practice of higher education community service-learning programs; and recognize exemplary models, collaboration, faculty, and students annually;
  • Build public awareness of the value of the reciprocal relationship between educational institutions and communities;
  • Leverage funding from state, federal, corporate, and private sources for statewide programming and subgrant to member campuses; and
  • Build a statewide network of higher education institutions that work collaboratively to address critical issues in Washington and work toward measuring impacts of the collective effort.

Presidential Initiatives and Membership Expectations

Washington Campus Compact member presidents are committed to:

  • Providing leadership to promote, support, and recognize student engagement across the campus;
  • Educating stakeholders of the value and impact student engagement has on communities and student success;
  • Inspiring, endorsing, and rewarding faculty efforts to integrate service with academic study;
  • Developing and endorsing policies and structures on campus, state, and national levels that support community engagement; and
  • Collaborating with other institutions and communities to strengthen impacts in Washington.