Campus Compact is a national, institutional membership organization advancing community engagement and the public purposes of higher education. There are more than 1,100 member institutions. Goals include strengthening practitioner networks, building capacity, and educating students to be engaged citizens. State chapters offer local and regional conferences, professional development programs for engaged faculty (including research support), and support through AmeriCorps VISTA programs.
AAC&U provides many resources for strengthening civic and social responsibility, including white papers, campus models and case studies, assessment tools, and publications. This is an institutional membership organization, though many resources are also available to nonmembers.
ESC, an institutional membership organization, supports university-community partnerships with an emphasis on research and scholarship. In addition to an annual conference and publishing two journals, ESC also offers an annual, selective Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop for doctoral students and early-career faculty interested in community-engaged scholarship.
This key organization advances research focused on community engagement. It offers an annual conference and provides resources such as a journal, Graduate Student Network, job postings, an email newsletter, webinars, and awards/recognition for faculty and graduate student scholarship.
The center coordinates the elective Community Engagement Classification for higher education institutions (formerly coordinated by the Carnegie Foundation, 2006-2016). Criteria includes institutional mission, reciprocity of community relationships, assessment, scholarship, and other areas.