|President Dennison was instrumental in establishing the
UM-based Montana Campus Compact
in 1993. A coalition of higher education leaders, the compact helps students develop the
values and skills of citizenship through participation in public service.
The compact is the only statewide higher education organization designed to
support campus-based public service.
President Dennison demonstrates his commitment to service and
volunteerism as co-chair of the national Campus Compact board of directors and chair of
the Governor's Commission on Community Service, which oversees the AmeriCorps programs
The University's Volunteer Action Services program provides countless opportunities to
help students better themselves and the local community by donating their time. Service
projects range from stocking shelves at the Missoula Food Bank to helping schoolchildren
build nature gardens at Fort Missoula.
Many faculty members also incorporate service learning into
their course curricula.