NC Campus Compact

NC State is a founding member of North Carolina Campus Compact, a collaborative network of NC colleges and universities with a shared commitment to educating engaged citizens and strengthening communities. Guided by an Executive Board of presidents and chancellors, the Compact provides information, resources, recognition, and professional development opportunities to help faculty, staff, and students build the “engaged campus,” where student learning is connected to community life.

Founded in 2002 and hosted by Elon University, the Compact is one of 34 state and regional affiliates of the National Campus Compact network. North Carolina Campus Compact builds the capacity of colleges and universities to produce civically-engaged graduates and strengthen communities.


Faculty Opportunities

NC Campus Compact connects faculty and staff across the state and provides information, resources, recognition, and professional development services to member schools. The Office of Outreach and Engagement is assisting with this portion of NC State’s membership. Specific opportunities available each year include:




Awards and Publications:

This award recognizes one faculty member from a North Carolina Campus Compact member institution for exemplary engaged teaching and/or scholarship, including leadership in advancing students’ community and civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional commitments to service-learning and community engagement, and other means of enhancing higher education’s contributions to the public good.

Recognizes a staff person at a member campus who has worked towards the institutionalization of service, fostered a vision of service on their campus, supported faculty and students, and formed innovative campus-community partnerships.

Partnerships recognizes that successful engaged learning depends on effective partnerships between students, faculty, community agencies, administrators, disciplines, and more. The articles in this peer-reviewed journal focus on how theories and practices can inform and improve such partnerships, connections, and collaborations. Studies co-authored by faculty, students, and/or community partners; or examining practices across disciplines or campuses; or exploring international networks, are all encouraged.



Engaged Faculty Scholars: NC Campus Compact selects faculty interested in public scholarship, engagement and service-learning to serve a one year term with a $1500 stipend. The program supports the integration of service-learning and community engagement in teaching, research, and service. The application window opens in early March and closes in May.