In the past two years, we have faced a COVID-19 pandemic, an overdue racial justice reckoning, and deep threats to our democracy. The turbulence of our recent history has clearly illustrated our shortcomings—and the possibilities for positive change. It is the responsibility of higher education to seize the opportunity of this moment to build a new, more just world.
Compact22 is the largest and most inclusive national conference focused on the role of higher education in building healthy communities and fostering a just and equal democracy. Sessions explore topics such as civic engagement, community-engaged research, civic- and service-learning, institutional change, university-community partnerships, and more. Compact22 provides resources, professional development, networking opportunities, and inspiration to community engagement professionals, engaged faculty, community partners, student civic leaders, and campus senior leaders to help them create the positive change we seek.