Becoming a Member

North Carolina Campus Compact is a collaborative network of colleges and universities committed to educating students for civic and social responsibility, partnering with communities for positive change, and strengthening democracy.  

Presidents and chancellors join the network on behalf of their institution. Membership is open to the presidents and chancellors of all regionally or nationally accredited institutions and systems of higher education in North Carolina who are interested in:

  • Leading a campus-wide culture of civic and community engagement.
  • Promoting, facilitating, and rewarding engagement.
  • Inspiring, endorsing, and rewarding faculty efforts to integrate service and community engagement with academic study.
  • Supporting students as they undertake thoughtful reflection and efforts to address the challenges in our society.
  • Developing and endorsing policies and structures on campus, state and national levels that support community engagement.
  • Collaborating with other institutions to strengthen regional initiatives and establishing long-term systemic support for all forms of campus-community engagement.

Membership in our statewide network includes membership in the national Campus Compact network.

Step 1

The President or Chancellor writes a Letter of Commitment stating his or her support for the principles and initiatives of NC Campus Compact. The Letter of Commitment should be addressed to the current Executive Board Chair. The 2021 Chair is Dr. Kelli Brown, Chancellor of Western Carolina University.

Step 2

Pay membership dues of $5,500 per year for four-year institutions and $3,000 for two-year institutions. Checks should be made payable to North Carolina Campus Compact and sent to the address below.

Step 3

The President or Chancellor appoints one to three individuals to serve as the Civic Engagement Liaisons (CELs) for NC Campus Compact. Select individuals that will ensure Compact information is shared broadly so that your campus can receive all benefits associated with membership. The CELs or President’s Office completes the Institutional Contacts Form identifying key contact people who may receive information, publications, and any other communications from NC Campus Compact. Click here for Institutional Contacts descriptions.

Step 4

E-mail the completed Letter of Commitment and Institutional Contacts form to nccc {at} elon(.)edu or mail to:

René Summers, Program Assistant
North Carolina Campus Compact
2257 Campus Box
Elon, NC  27244

Step 5

Upon receipt of your membership dues and review of the aforementioned forms, your institution is eligible for all membership benefits.  The campus liaison(s) will be invited to schedule a New Member Orientation.  You will receive new member information from both the state and national offices.

Your president or campus liaison may also wish to send a campus-wide, “Dear Colleague” letter or email to announce the institution’s membership and summarize upcoming network events and benefits. Upon joining you will receive the letter template.

Important Dates

Although an institution may join our network at any time, please join by June 1 in order to take full advantage of membership. If an institution joins at other times during the year, NC Campus Compact may offer a modified fee structure. Annual membership if from July 1 – June 30.

Once your institution becomes a member, an annual dues renewal request will be sent to the President or Chancellor’s Office in April with a June 15 deadline to renew.

For additional information or to request a campus visit, contact Executive Director, Leslie Garvin, at at lgarvin {at} elon(.)edu or 336-278-7278.