North Carolina Campus Compact Student Conference 2009

2009 Conference Information

Service Project: Blanket Drive; Friday, November 6

Conference: Saturday, November 7

Theme: Color Outside the Lines

Location: Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

Registration Opens: August 21, 2009

Registration Deadline: October 9, 2009

Call for Workshop Proposals: August 1, 2009

Proposal Deadline: October 9, 2009

General Information

Western Carolina University will host the North Carolina Campus Compact Student Conference in 2009. The conference will be held on November 6-7. Click here for the conference registration form.

Every Fall, NC Campus Compact hosts the conference, designed to provide student leaders with the opportunity to network and to gain the knowledge, skills, and tools to create or expand their own campus civic engagement efforts. This annual conference brings students together, from across NC and neighboring states, to network, share, and learn about best practices and unique, innovative ideas in civic engagement. Sessions focus on such topics as community service, leadership, service learning, advocacy, and activism.

On even-numbered years, the conference is held on a campus in the central part of the state. During such years, the conference is held only on a Saturday. On odd-numbered years, the conference takes place on a campus in the eastern or western part of the state (on a rotating basis). During such years, the conference usually begins on Friday night with a service project or civic engagement activity followed by a social gathering.

The theme of this year’s conference is Color Outside the Lines. Conference attendees will be able to participate in two service projects. Students will participate in a local canned food drive, culminating the day of the conference. On Friday, November 6, conference participants will gather in the University Center for a service project, reflection activity, and entertainment. The on-site service project will be a blanket-making drive, held in Illusions between 5 and 10 p.m. Entertainment options will include live music by A Social Function and a screening of Funny People.

The Saturday program includes workshops, presentations, and roundtables.

During the conference luncheon, the Community Impact Student Award — — is presented to select students from member campuses who exhibit outstanding leadership and innovative approaches in community service or service-learning endeavors.

The conference is planned by the NC Campus Compact Student Advisory Board —