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    Highlights and
         Trends of
 Campus Compact’s
Membership Survey

Campus Compact’s 2005 member survey reveals a strong
commitment to service and civic engagement among college
and university presidents, faculty, students, and service staff.
Results confirm a long-term trend toward increasing support
for higher education’s role in educating citizens and building

strong communities.
Highlights                              Presidential Commitment
                                        Campus Compact member presidents are united in their commitment to
$5.6 billion:      the esti-            including in their education mission the development of students’ civic
mated value of service con-             responsibility. This year more campuses than ever reported that their president
tributed to communities by              meets regularly with community representatives, indicating increasing recog-
students at Campus Compact              nition of the community as a partner in this endeavor.
member schools during the
2004–2005 academic year.
                                          P R E S I D E N T I A L I N V O LV E M E N T I N C O M M U N I T Y E F F O R T S , 2 0 0 5

98%      of responding cam-                         Publicly promotes service/
puses offer courses that incor-                                                                                                84%
                                                             civic engagement
porate a service component;
                                                    Provides fiscal support for                                         72%
an average of 27 faculty
                                                      community-based work
members per campus teach
service-learning courses, up                   Participates in campus service/
from 22 in 2002.                                     civic engagement activies

                                                 Serves on community boards                                         66%
98%     of member campuses
have one or more community                   Meets regularly with community
partnerships.                                        partners/representatives

                                                Speaks to alumni and trustees                                 55%
85%     of institutions reward                   on service/civic engagement
community-based research or
service-learning in faculty                                                         0   20          40         60         80           100
review, tenure, and/or promo-                                                             % of responding campuses
tions, up from 83% in 2004.

86% report having an office             Students and Service
or center dedicated to coordi-
                                        This year campuses reported that 29% of students participated in service,
nating service, service-learn-
                                        spending an average of 5 hours a week on service-related activities. Students at
ing, and/or civic engagement
activities and programs; 14%            Campus Compact member schools thus contributed an estimated $5.6 billion
of these offices have an                in service to their communities.1 This figure is approximately $1 billion higher
endowment to ensure sus-                than the value of service reported last year. The increase is due mainly to the
tained support.                         proliferation of member schools and the rise in average hours of service per
                                        week, as well as a slight increase in the hourly value of service.
Campus Compact member-
ship, a marker of campus                TOP 5 MECHANISMS FOR SUPPORTING STUDENT SERVICE, 2005
engagement, has increased
from 4 founding institutions
                                                   Service awards for students                                                    70%
in 1985 to 975 colleges and
universities in 2005.
                                                          Service considered in
                                                         awarding scholarships                                              63%

                                                   Space provided for student
                                                 political/service organizations

                                                   Campus hosts and/or funds                                             59%
1. Value of volunteer time calculated               dialogues on current issues
by the Independent Sector, based on
the average hourly earnings of nona-              Extra credit given for service/
                                                civic engagement participation
gricultural workers as determined by
the Bureau of Labor Statistics (see                                                          0        20          40            60              80
programs/research/volunteer_time.                                                             % of responding campuses

         One-day service projects                                                   87%

          service-learning courses                                        70%

             Nonprofit internships                                       67%

                Alternative breaks                                     64%

      Residence hall–based service                                 56%
                                                                                                $5.6 billion

      First-year experience service                               56%
                                                                                                   the value
        Freshman year orientation                               51%
                                                                                                   of service

              International service                           48%                                 contributed

          Government internships                            44%                                 to communities

                                                                                                 by students at
                Capstone courses                        38%
                                                                                                Campus Compact
                                      0     20         40        60       80            100
                                                 % of responding campuses                       member schools

Campus-Community Partnerships                                                                    in 2004–2005

As we saw for the first time last year, nearly all responding campuses—98%—
report having partnerships with one or more organizations in the community.
Most partner with nonprofit organizations (96%) or K-12 schools (89%),
while more than half have a partnership with one or more faith-based
organizations (64%) or government agencies (56%).

                    T Y P E S O F C O M M U N I T Y PA R T N E R S H I P S , 2 0 0 5

            based organization(s)

                    K-12 school(s)                                                     89%

                       Faith-based                                      64%

                      Government                                  56%

            For-profit business(es)                       41%

                    Other higher
           education institution(s)

                                      0     20         40         60           80        100
                                                 % of responding campuses
About this Survey                                        About Campus Compact
Campus Compact has conducted an annual member-           Campus Compact is a national coalition of nearly
ship survey since 1987. Its purpose is to assess the     1,000 college and university presidents—representing
current state of campus-based community engage-          some 5 million students—who are committed to ful-
ment and to identify emerging trends. This year’s sta-   filling the civic purposes of higher education. As the
tistics are based on a survey of activities on Campus    only national association dedicated solely to this mis-
Compact member campuses during the 2004–2005             sion, Campus Compact is a leader in building civic
academic year. Data was gathered during an online        engagement into campus and academic life. Through
survey during October through December 2005. Of          our national office and network of 31 state offices,
the 975 members that were active during the academ-      members receive the training, resources, and advocacy
ic year, 484 responded to the survey, yielding a         they need to build strong surrounding communities
response rate of 50%.                                    and teach students the skills and values of democracy.

To see complete survey results for 2005,                 Campus Compact comprises a national office based in
as well as data from previous years, please visit        Providence, RI, and state offices in CA, CO, CT, FL, HI,                        IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC,
                                                         NH, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, TX, UT, VT, WA, WI,
                                                         and WV. For contact and other information, see

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This publication was made
possible with generous support                                                             CAMPUS@COMPACT.ORG
from the KPMG Foundation.