Campus Compact Acts to Help Ukraine

March 10, 2022

Campus Compact is serving as a clearinghouse for conversation and action surrounding the current crisis in Ukraine. We invite all member campuses to join in this effort.

Supporting Ukraine: Perspectives from Colleagues Abroad

This webinar from national Campus Compact offers perspectives from colleagues in Europe about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its impact on higher education. Find out more about what is going on on the ground from government, policy, and student perspectives and learn what higher education can do to help locally and globally. Date: April 28, 2022. Time: 12:30–2:00 pm Eastern. Learn more or register.

Coalition Conversation—Crisis in Ukraine

On March 15, 2022, Campus Compact partnered with the Community-Based Global Learning Collaborative to envision ways to offer support immediately and long term. Watch a recording of the conversation. The conversation included a mechanism for compiling ways that individuals and institutions can offer support immediately and over the longer term. Campus Compact and CCNH will continue to share resources and action items that arise from this national conversation.

Information & Advocacy to Help Students in Ukraine

This online resource, maintained by the European Students’ Union, offers useful information for activists who want to help support Ukrainian students. See Information and advocacy resources to help students in Ukraine.

Host Dialogues

Campus Compact encourages higher education institutions to support students and community members affected by the crisis. One mechanism is to host dialogues to offer support locally. See our Dialogue Resources for Higher Education knowledge hub for tools and resources to help.

Campus Compact Statement

Campus Compact has also issued a statement of support and call to action. The statement reads in part:

Campus Compact stands behind the citizens of Ukraine as they fight to protect their independence and democracy. We are heartbroken by the violence and loss of life and also inspired as we watch the engaged citizens of Ukraine defend their freedoms. We stand as witness to the truth that democracy is precious and requires both care and defense.

Campus Compact’s mission is to advance the public purposes of colleges and universities by deepening their ability to effectively partner with communities and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. As an action-oriented coalition of students, faculty, community engagement professionals, and presidents, we intend to marshal our collective resources for civic learning and impact in response.

During the next few weeks, we will use our infrastructure to collect and disseminate information about what our members are doing on their campuses and in communities and provide opportunities for dialogue, reflection, shared learning, and action. We will also partner with complementary associations to deepen and extend impact.

Read the full statement from Campus Compact.