Civic Engagement at Wagner College
Higher education has an historic commitment to promote the public good. Aligned with Wagner College’s Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts, the mission of the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement is to serve as an intellectual, practical, and ethical resource, connecting the Wagner College campus community with institutional and organizational partners on Staten Island and beyond, which share our commitment to confronting complex social, economic, and political issues through democratic engagement.
In recognition of Campus Compact‘s 30th anniversary in 2015-16, their Board of Directors asked member presidents and chancellors to join in signing an Action Statement, a declaration of shared commitment to the public purposes of higher education and a promise to develop a Campus Civic Action Plan to realize those purposes more fully.
Since then, more than 450 Presidents and Chancellors have signed on, committing their campuses to create and publicly share Civic Action Plans within a year.
Wagner College is a proud Campus Compact member and one of the institutions that committed to create a Civic Action Plan for our college.
The current plan is under revision, and a new plan will be completed by the beginning of the 2021-2022 academic year.
Civic Engagement Spotlight
Recent ExpansionWatch Video: Wagner College expands Port Richmond PartnershipNew York 1's Shannan Ferry reported on the expansion of Wagner College's Port Richmond Partnership. (Aug. 22, 2015)