College Compact membership

Community service is a focus for our students.

Community service is a focus for our students.

St. Scholastica has joined Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact, an organization dedicated to enhancing civic engagement and service-learning opportunities for students at member colleges.

St. Scholastica becomes the newest member of Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact's coalition of 58 colleges and universities, which represents presidents from every sector of higher education.

"St. Scholastica is thrilled to be engaged with Campus Compact," said St. Scholastica President Dr. Barbara McDonald, who has also joined the organization's board of directors. "The Compact's mission of service-learning and civic engagement aligns well with our values, and will provide opportunities for our students to contribute to the common good through their service."

Iowa Campus Compact Executive Director Emily Shields said she is excited about the possibilities of this new partnership.

"The College of St. Scholastica has a rich tradition of preparing students for life's purpose and we look forward to supporting those efforts," Shields said.

Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact strengthens the capacity of colleges and universities to fulfill the public purposes of higher education through its network of campuses. This includes educating students through community and civic learning experiences and making an impact in communities through reciprocal partnerships that address community-identified goals. The organization creates partnership opportunities, supports quality programming through professional development, and promotes the importance of the civic mission. For more Minnesota information visit

St. Scholastica is nationally recognized for quality and value. It has been named the top Minnesota college for economic mobility, and U.S. News & World Report includes it on its Best National Universities and Top Performers on Social Mobility lists. The College is ranked on Money magazine's "Best Colleges for your Money" list, Princeton Review's 2020 list of Best Midwestern Colleges, and Forbes' Top Colleges list. The Center for First-Generation Student Success has named St. Scholastica one of the top 80 colleges in the country for commitment to first-generation students. Learn more at