Fall 2020 Semester Kick-off

Indiana Campus Compact Spotlight


The staff at Indiana Campus spent the summer collecting resources, developing programs, learning new ways of thinking and being, and working with our leadership teams to provide our partner campuses with everything you need to start your semester in community engagement and service-learning. Find the collection by clicking through the tabs and their corresponding links.

COVID-19: Support, resources, and flexibility for our partners

The staff at Indiana Campus Compact is working remotely for now, but we are here for you! We have been collecting resources, extending deadlines, creating new programs and adjusting old favorites. Find resources here and rapid response funding here and here.

Indiana Campus Compact Liaison Teams

Each year, Indiana Campus Compact Presidents and Chancellors appoint liaisons who serve as the main point of contact between their campuses and Indiana Campus Compact.

As part of our commitment to making sure that all parties on partner campuses are able to take full advantage of the myriad of programs, events, technical support, and funding opportunities we offer, Indiana Campus Compact staff offers to facilitate Liaison Team Meetings via an online meeting to introduce ourselves and to make sure that the Team has all the information they need to feel comfortable in their roles, answer any questions they may have, and help start conversations for them to collaborate as a team.

Learn more here.

Meet the Board

We feel incredibly lucky to have a group of committed leaders who donate their time and talent to Indiana Campus Compact. Our Board of Directors are not only supporters of our work, but they lead community engagement efforts on their own campuses.

Take a look! 

Meet the Advisory Council

The Indiana Campus Compact Advisory Council is a working group made up of 16 appointed faculty and staff, and is led by a member of the Indiana Campus Compact Board of Directors, all of whom represent the unique make-up of Indiana Campus Compact partner institutions (public, independent, and community college). The Council is a body that provides non-binding strategic advice at the organizational level for Indiana Campus Compact and serves as our on-the-ground public relations team.

Council members are selected by the Advisory Council Chair and Indiana Campus Compact staff based on experiences and knowledge of the field of service and civic engagement.

They support Indiana Campus Compact staff by participating in strategic planning, program development, and evaluation processes, and creating or leading committees to delve deeper into their position as advisors to the Indiana Campus Compact staff.

We are forever grateful to our best advocates. Meet them here.

Create a profile in our Portal

In 2019, Indiana Campus Compact launched its Engagement Portal to better track how you interact with us.

Data that individuals provide through the Engagement Portal will be very useful for Indiana Campus Compact as we seek to provide resources and support that are timely, meaningful, and beneficial for our partners. We base our decisions on what to offer, when, and to whom, on data.

Through this site, you will be able to:

  • submit funding requests
  • register for events
  • submit session proposals
  • submit award nominations
  • track your engagement with Indiana Campus Compact for dossiers, vitas, resumes, and more

Create your account and get started here.

Fall 2020 Semester Kick-off

Welcome back!

Welcome back to campus – whether in person on virtually. We’ve been working this summer to gather all the resources you need for your community engagement work this semester in one spot.

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

Dear Friends & Colleagues:

The last five months have challenged traditional approaches to higher education, which has added a new sense of urgency to the importance of partnership to meet our shared goals.

Last spring, at the onset of COVID-19 in the United States, the team and I held a six-week listening session by way of Zoom to understand how to best help faculty and professional staff keep their commitments to community-based learning during this trying time. From this, we created a new summer webinar series, curated resources, and made our program and funding opportunities more accessible and flexible. Our commitment to urgency remains.

Based on these values, you will find everything you need in our annual kick-off packet to make the fall 2020 semester successful for you and your community engagement programs. Click through the tabs, imagine the possibilities, and, as always, let us know how we can best serve you.

While all of these experiences will find us connecting virtually from isolation, our goal is for you not to be alone in your work. Perhaps in 2021 we will see each other in person once again. Until then, we are only a click—or a phone call—away.

Be safe and be well –




J.R. Jamison, MAEd
Executive Director


Indiana Campus Compact Partner Benefits

Indiana Campus Compact Partner Benefits

Indiana Campus Compact invests in its partner campuses through training, grants, and the professional network it provides for faculty, staff, and students. Through that support, Indiana campuses partner with community agencies to make a difference for tens of thousands of community members each year.

Our Impact

The Indiana Campus Compact team worked with Emmy Award-winning journalist Angela Cain to capture our story. Viewers will learn what a partnership in the Indiana Campus Compact means.

The video includes stories from a faculty member who received support to transition her special education course to one where parents of children with special needs co-teach alongside her and a college student whose community-engaged work has led her to decide to stay in Indiana post-graduation. These stories highlight what we can accomplish because of our shared commitment to one another.

Important dates for professional development, funding, and awards

Scholarly Conferences, Academic Workshops and Trainings, and Partner Directed and Campus-wide Workshops


Indiana Campus Compact offers a wide variety of funding opportunities to our partner campuses, including grants to support student service projects and plunges, curricular and co-curricular program development grants for faculty and staff, and funding to offset the costs of a campus-community dialogue and culturally relevant trainings.

Not a partner yet?

Indiana Campus Compact provides partner institutions’ faculty, staff, students, and administrators – anyone on your campus who works with service learning, civic and community engagement, and community service – with resources, funding, and training to enhance your campus-community connection.

Check our current list of partner campuses to see if your campus is part of the Compact. If not, get the process started here.

Indiana Campus Compact Events

Indiana Campus Compact Events

Indiana Campus Compact believes in the power of working together to support future leaders who push the status quo and who leverage their skills to create vibrant communities. In addition to our own signature events, trainings, and networking opportunities, we serve as a clearinghouse of information from across the country. We strive to bring our partners the resources, contacts, training, and information that they need to fulfill their commitment to their students and the community.

Download a calendar with events, funding, and award deadlines

Indiana Campus Compact Funding

Indiana Campus Compact Funding

Indiana Campus Compact gives away thousands of dollars a year in funding through our grants programs, including grants for student service projects and plunges, course development grants for faculty, and grants for faculty or staff to offset the costs of a community-campus dialogue.

Download a funding opportunities spreadsheet

Grants and Loans

Indiana Campus Compact Awards

Indiana Campus Compact Awards

The annual Engagement Awards publicly recognize and reward the commitment, creativity, and excellence that our partner campuses put into community-campus partnerships, engaged scholarship, and teaching and learning which, in turn,  improves tens of thousands of lives in Indiana and beyond.

Download an awards spreadsheet

Award Nomination Forms

All Indiana Campus Compact Award Nominations are due May 15, 2021. Nomination forms:

  2.  2022 WOOD AWARD
  4. 2022 Hiltunen Award
  5. 2022 CEP AWARD 


  • Engaged Campus of the Year award is now a triennial award. The next round of nominations for the Engaged Campus of the Year award will be available January 20, 2022 and due May 16, 2022.

National Campus Compact Awards