12 Nebraska Colleges Create Civic Engagement Group

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Twelve Nebraska colleges and universities are creating an affiliate to a national organization that promotes service learning and civic engagement among college students.

The founding members of Nebraska Campus Compact are Nebraska Wesleyan University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Doane College, the College of St. Mary, Hastings College, Nebraska Methodist College, Peru State College, the University of Nebraska at Kearney, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Wayne State College and Western Nebraska Community College.

Nebraska is the 35th state to affiliate with the national Campus Compact, which integrates service learning and civic engagement into campus and academic life and offers grants and other resources to its members.

UNL is the host for the Nebraska Campus Compact. A council comprised of the campus CEOs of each member institution governs the group; UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman chairs the council. Juan Franco, UNL's vice chancellor for student affairs, is interim executive director.

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