Who We Are:

Campus Compact Illinois advances the public purpose of higher education by cultivating civic skills and learning, integrating community engagement with teaching and research and building campus-community partnerships throughout Illinois.

Strategic Plan

Ter Molen, Watkins & Brandt (TW&B) was engaged to assist Illinois Campus Compact in drafting a new strategic plan in 2016.  The Executive Director and Associate Director of ILCC provided staff leadership and, along with a representative committee composed of individuals involved in civic engagement from member institutions (College of DuPage, North Park University, Illinois State University, University of Illinois Chicago, and Adler University) actively contributed to the planning process.

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Our Member Institutions

Campus Compact Illinois is comprised of 36 institutions of higher education. As members, each is committed to offering their students opportunities to learn through the community and advance the public good.

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Our Board is comprised of University presidents and community leaders. These civic-minded thinkers guide our strategy for bringing the community into curriculum. You can learn more about our leadership here.


We are proud partners of these organizations:

The McCormick Foundation

The McCormick Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to strengthening our free, democratic society by investing in children, communities and country. The McCormick Foundation is a financial supporter of Illinois Campus Compact’s programs.


Forefront is the nation’s only statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies, advisors, and our allies. We provide education, advocacy, thought leadership, and facilitate collective action around issues that are important to our Members and to the sector. Working in conjuction with ILCountMeIn2020.

AmeriCorps VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Authorized in 1964 and founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965, VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 45 years.


The Corporation for National and Community Service plays a vital role in supporting the American culture of citizenship and is the nation’s largest grant maker supporting service and volunteering.

Tyson Foods™

Tyson Foods is committed to developing opportunities to strengthen communities. The Tyson Foods Summer Community Internship Program seeks to empower students to contribute to a more sustainable society for all.

Serve Illinois

The Serve Illinois Commission is a 25-35 member, bi-partisan board appointed by the Governor. Its mission is to improve Illinois communities by enhancing traditional volunteer activities and supporting national service programs. It works to expand volunteerism throughout rural, suburban, and urban Illinois, involving people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ages.

Campus Compact

A national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents committed to the civic purposes of higher education, Campus Compact promotes community service that develops students’ citizenship skills and values, encourages partnerships between campuses and communities, and assists faculty who seek to integrate public and community engagement into their teaching and research.

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Our Staff

You can learn more about Illinois Campus Compact by exploring our programsupcoming events, and reading our blog!

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