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 CLCE oversees the implementation of the plan on behalf of the institution.
You can read Wagner’s Civic action plan below.Wagner College Civic Action
"The time is always right
to do what is right"
- Martin Luther King Jr.