Designations + Memberships


The Center for Service Learning is affiliated with a number of national organizations and professional associations.

Scroll through our list to learn more about our broader networks!


Designations

ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

The All IN Campus Democracy Challenge is a national awards program. By recognizing colleges and universities for their commitment to increasing student voting rates, the Challenge encourages higher education institutions to help students form the habits of active and informed citizenship, make democratic participation a core value on their campus, and cultivate generations of engaged citizens who are essential to a healthy democracy.

KU's ALL IN Challenge seals, 2016-2020

Carnegie Foundation Elective Community Engagement Classification

The University of Kansas is one of the 119 U.S. colleges and universities to receive the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, an elective designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement.

This important classification is awarded following a process of self-study by each institution, which is then assessed by a national review committee led by the Swearer Center for Public Engagement at Brown University, the administrative and research home for the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. The Carnegie Community Engagement Classification has been the leading framework for institutional assessment and recognition of community engagement in U.S. higher education for the past 14 years. KU first received this designation in 2010, and has been re-designated in 2020.

If you would like to view KU's latest Carnegie Classification Application, email us and we will send you a copy!

Learn More About the Carnegie Classification

Carnegie Foundation Elective Community Engagement Classification seal

Memberships

Campus Compact and TRUCEN

Campus Compact is a national coalition of 1,000+ colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. We build democracy through civic education and community development.

The Research University Civic Engagement Network (TRUCEN), established in 2008, works to advance civic engagement and engaged scholarship among research universities. TRUCEN’s member institutions share a fundamental commitment to leveraging their resources, skills, and energy to address the most challenging issues in society. Functioning in a collegial spirit, TRUCEN provides members with opportunities to share knowledge and strategies related to how their institutions are promoting engagement on their campuses and in their communities.

Learn More About Campus Compact and TRUCEN

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Engagement Scholarship Consortium

The Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational organization, is composed of higher education member institutions, a mix of state-public and private institutions. The Consortium's goal is to work collaboratively to build strong university-community partnerships anchored in the rigor of scholarship, and designed to help build community capacity.

Learn More About the Engagement Scholarship Consortium

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International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) is an international non-profit organization devoted to promoting research and discussion about service-learning and community engagement. KU belongs to IARSLCE's Alliance for Engaged Universities and Colleges.

Learn More About IARSLCE

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Kansas Service and Civic Engagement Network

The Kansas Service and Civic Engagement Network is a space for Kansas-based community engagement professionals, service learning faculty, and engaged scholars to communicate and find opportunities to partner. The Network meets twice per year and utilizes a Slack channel to communicate year-round.

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National Survey of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE)

This assessment offers colleges and universities an opportunity to learn their student registration and voting rates and, for interested campuses, a closer examination of their campus climate for political learning and engagement and correlations between specific student learning experiences and voting.

NSLVE: National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement- Institute for Democracy and Higher Education

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