Located in Ithaca, NY, the New York Campus Compact (NYCC) is hosted by Cornell University.
The NYCC is a membership association of college and university presidents committed to promoting “active citizenship as an aim of higher education.” Two-year and four year campuses, public and independent institutions, from Buffalo to New York City, Southern Tier to the North Country, have joined to promote civic engagement, campus/community partnerships and service-learning. The NYCC provides statewide leadership in advocating for, supporting, and increasing student involvement in academic and co-curricular based public service, in order to strengthen the capacity of member institutions to serve society; to enhance student learning; and to develop in individual students the knowledge, values, skills, and habits of civic responsibility and democratic participation.
Key activities are:
- technical assistance through conferences, publications, consultation;
- grants to members;
- support for student volunteerism;
- recognition of accomplishments in public service collaborations with sister organizations;
- public policy development