Who We Are
Campus Compact of the Mountain West (CCMW) is a membership organization of college and university presidents dedicated to elevating the public good purposes of higher education. CCMW is part of a national coalition of more than 1,000 colleges and universities who are passionately committed to the value that service learning and civic engagement bring to students and to the community. We believe they are powerful tools to prepare students to be active, committed, and informed leaders and citizens.
What We Do
P-20 partnerships. Access to higher education. Community civic health. Careers in the common good.
These are some of the campus and community priorities that Campus Compact of the Mountain West addresses in partnership with member colleges and universities. CCMW helps inspire the spark of involvement and service in students. We connect student needs to community needs by empowering students to get involved in social issues where they can make a difference—not only in the lives of others, but in their own growth as students and citizens of the world. We believe that service learning and civic engagement extend learning beyond the walls of the classroom and engage students in meaningful service to their communities. These learning opportunities nourish communities and enrich students’ academic and social experiences.
“Campus Compact promotes community involvement 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. As students return to their campuses after these experiences they have additional tools to find success in moving forward as advocates for their own education and community engagement experiences.”
– Michael J. Sheeran, S.J. Retired President, Regis University
Who We Serve
Our role is to serve our membership by coordinating partnerships between campuses and communities, and serving as a resource to help our members, faculty, staff, and students incorporate service learning into their academic pursuits and extend civic engagement across the institution.
CCMW serves three distinct groups:
- College and university presidents committed to the civic role of higher education
- Faculty and staff interested in integrating service-learning into their students’ experience via research and curriculum development
- Students seeking to get involved with and become part of their community
At CCMW, we know that when students get involved in community-based projects, they’re not just building houses, or tutoring kids, or cleaning trails, or registering voters. They’re feeling what it means to be an active member of their community. And in the process, they see there is as much to learn as there is to give.