Washington Campus Compact is a statewide coalition of college and university presidents who have united to further the civic purposes of higher education by:
Creating academic and co-curricular service opportunities for students to develop the skills and habits of citizenship;
Encouraging the engagement of faculty in community-based scholarship that addresses societal concerns; and
Fostering the development of collaborative partnerships among campuses, and with communities.
WACC and its members will:
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; and
Leverage funding from state, federal, corporate, and private sources for statewide programming and subgrant to member campuses.
Presidential Initiatives and Membership Expectations
Washington Campus Compact member presidents are committed to:
Integrating the ethic of community service throughout the institution, and making service a central element of the higher education experience;
Promoting, facilitating, and rewarding community service through all available avenues;
Inspiring, endorsing, and rewarding faculty efforts to integrate service with academic study;
Fostering thoughtful reflection on service experiences and stimulating students to engage in lifelong constructive efforts that address the problems facing society;
Developing and endorsing policies and structures on campus, state, and national levels that support community service and/or community service-learning; and
Collaborating with other institutions to strengthen regional initiatives and establishing long-term systemic support for all forms of campus community service.