Who We Are
Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic (CCMA) is a non-profit membership association of public, private, 2- and 4-year colleges and universities. CCMA provides leadership to colleges and universities in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Delaware by advocating, supporting, and encouraging institutional participation in academic and co-curricular based public service and civic engagement programs. CCMA strengthens the capacity of member institutions to enhance student learning and to meaningfully engage with communities. CCMA is supported through a combination of institutional dues, federal and private grants, donations, and in-kind contributions. The CCMA office is located at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland.
Established in 2008 as the Maryland Campus Compact (MDCC), in 2011 MDCC expanded to include the District of Columbia, becoming the Maryland-DC Campus Compact (MDCCC). In 2017 MDCCC expanded to include Delaware, becoming Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic (CCMA). Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic is a region-wide higher education association comprised of two- and four-year public and private colleges and universities. Member institutions are committed to bringing the resources of the academy to bear on community issues, both locally and globally, through sustainable partnerships with their communities. CCMA is a state office of the national Campus Compact, a coalition of nearly 1,100 college and university presidents, representing some 6 million students.
The core values below guide the Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic region network in our service, advocacy, and partnerships with the larger community.
- Engaged Citizenship: We support our students, faculty, staff, and institutions in their efforts to develop the knowledge, skills, habits, values and attitudes to be engaged citizens and partners in their local, national and global communities through service-learning and civic activities, thereby strengthening the intersection of student learning, and the intellectual, cultural, artistic, social, political and economic development of those communities.
- Collective Impact: We promote collaborations between and among member institutions and partner organizations to enhance communities.
- Promoting Diversity: We promote and support the value of diversity in our member institutions, faculty, staff, students and community organizations as essential to developing global citizens and creating socially just communities.
- Life-Long Learning: We support programs, partnerships, and initiatives that advance access to higher education, secondary and post-secondary completion, and life-long learning.
- Create Equity & Justice: Within our campus cultures, we advocate on behalf of the underserved in our local and global communities — the communities of which our institutions are a part.
- Reciprocity: We recognize the importance of establishing mutually beneficial, long-term, democratic partnerships with communities, community-based organizations, and local governments.
- Sustainability: We are responsible caretakers of the natural environment of which our communities are a part.