How to Join

We are eager to visit your institution to make a membership presentation to your President and key staff and faculty. Find out about the benefits to membership.

To schedule a site visit, contact Executive Director Dr. Saul Petersen


Member Benefits

  • Trusted resources for presidents, faculty, community service directors, and community leaders, including books, periodicals, and extensive online resources for connecting campuses and communities
  • Successful campus models for community engagement, such as thousands of exemplary practices, program models, and sample syllabi across disciplines and institutional types
  • Funding for community outreach, with more than $26 million raised in the past decade
  • Value and visibility for presidents, including national leadership colloquia, influential public statements, special bulletins, and forums for promoting the public good of higher education
  • Extensive opportunities for faculty to attend institutes and workshops designed to deepen campus-based teaching and improve student civic learning
  • Professional development for administrators and staff, including workshops for chief academic officers and financial aid officers, and a new national training curriculum for community service and service-learning directors
  • Hands-on technical support through our national office, 35 state offices, and five regional consortia
  • Advocacy and policy work, including successful campaigns such as Save AmeriCorps as well as policy updates, action alerts, and online tools for affecting legislation
  • A growing national network of more than 1100 campus presidents and chancellors who are committed to building strong communities and creating informed citizens