APSA has endorsed the Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Statement & Plan. Campus Compact is a coalition of nearly 1100 colleges and universities across the country that promotes civic engagement among students. The national office of Campus Compact works with state and regional offices to help campuses foster student engagement and community partnerships.
The 30th Anniversary Action Statement affirms the mission and goals of Campus Compact 30 years since its formation in 1986. The action statement “commits campuses to taking specific steps to deepen their engagement for the benefit of students, communities, and the broader public.”
The statement also sets a challenge for member institutions: by signing on, each college and university is agreeing to create a Campus Civic Action Plan within one year of signing the statement. Campus Compact provides guidelines and support for setting up a Campus Civic Action Plan.