Founded in 1993, Rhode Island Campus Compact was established as an affiliate of the National Campus Compact coalition to provide a vehicle for strategic collaboration of institutions dedicated to the public purpose of higher education within the state. RICC is a coalition of colleges and university presidents dedicated to helping campus-based community service initiatives coordinate, organize, and deepen their individual and collective work, and their collaboration with other service organizations, in order that they might make significant, positive impacts on student learning and the quality of life in the state.
Our mission is to strengthen the collective commitment and capacity of colleges and universities to advance civic and community engagement in order to fulfill the public purpose of higher education.
2014-2017 Strategic Goals
- Elevate the outcomes of civic and community engagement in higher education.
- Catalyze, promote, and amplify community engagement innovation to address critical social issues facing member institutions and their communities.
- Maximize our collective potential as a higher education network to strengthen community-campus partnerships and foster students as active citizens.
- Increase the organizational capacity of Rhode Island Campus Compact in order to maintain our collective leadership in the field of civic and community engagement and be a better resource to communities, government, and businesses in Rhode Island.