NC Collegiate Citizenship Project

In summer 2020, NC Campus Compact launched the NC Collegiate Citizenship Project (NC-CCP). Through this effort, we seek to improve civic life in North Carolina by promoting election engagement and civil discourse and dialogue on member institutions throughout the state. Funding is provided by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (See the ZSR Press Release). Here you can learn about our broader election engagement efforts, including our 2020 partnership with the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP).

2021-22 Initiative

Democracy Never Sleeps

To build on the momentum from 2020 in which our member campuses were deeply involved in election and dialogue efforts, we launched the Democracy Never Sleeps initiative.  We are providing funding, training, and information to support ongoing democratic engagement.

Election Engagement Grants ($750)
Dialogue & Civil Discourse Grants ($1000)
Democracy Innovation Grants ($5000)

The proposal deadline was May 12. We will announce the grantees on July 16, 2021.

2019-20 Initiative

Election Engagement

Through the initiative NC Campus Compact hosted an Election Engagement Sustainability Fellowship,  awarded Election Engagement mini-grants, and  launched and promoted the #NCStudentsVote social media campaign.  These initiatives complement NC Campus Compact’s ongoing election work, including hosting the annual NC College Voter Summit  and facilitating the NC Campus Voting Coalition.

Election Engagement Sustainability Fellowship (EESF)

The EESF engaged faculty or staff who were passionate about election engagement and who want to ensure the long-term sustainability of democratic participation on their campus. This fellowship was intended for institutions that did not currently have a formal election engagement initiative or where election engagement was neither robust or ongoing. Fellows were required to form a coalition and develop a three-year election engagement plan for their campus. Each hosting institution received a $400 grant to support activities and the Fellows received a $500 stipend upon completion of their term of service.
2020 Fellows

Appalachian State University
Macki Snyder, Assistant Director for Community Service

Central Piedmont Community College
Dr. Lisa Godwin, Early Childhood Instructor

Guilford College
Meagan McNeely, Bonner Scholars Program Director

Warren Wilson College
Bobby Beebe, Integrated Advising Coach

Election Engagement Mini-Grants

To encourage student election engagement, NC Campus Compact awarded $500 mini-grants to nine member campuses to engage in non-partisan activities to promote voter awareness & education, and voter mobilization/turnout for the 2020 election.
2020 Grantees

Central Piedmont Community College
Davidson County Community College
East Carolina University
Elizabeth City State University
Elon University
NC Central University
Queens University of Charlotte
UNC Asheville
UNC Pembroke

Civil Discourse & Dialogue

Civil Discourse & Dialogue Mini-Grants

To encourage member institutions to engage in civil discourse and dialogue, NC Campus Compact has awarded $700 mini-grants to ten institutions to support activities throughout the entire 2020-21 academic year.

2020 Grantees

Campbell University
Elizabeth City State University
Lenoir-Rhyne University
NC State University
Piedmont Community College
UNC Asheville
UNC Pembroke
Wayne Community College
William Peace University
Winston-Salem State University

Grantees were encouraged to use one of the models below.

Virtual Introductory Dialogue Series

Throughout the 2020-21 academic year, NC Campus Compact is hosting a series of virtual sessions to introduce member institutions to dialogue methods that were not covered during the 2020 Civic Engagement Institute.

Visit the Dialogue page to learn more.

Questions? Contact Leslie Garvin, Executive Director.