The Compass Fund

Compass Fund logoThe Compass Fund is Stockton's funding mechanism which ties directly to the University's strategic planning efforts.

Previously known as 2020 funding, the Compass Fund provides seed money for student and employee initiatives that directly support the six areas of focus in the University's Strategic Plan 2025 - Choosing Our Path.


View Approved Compass Fund Projects

View Compass Fund Review Board membership (Spring 2023) 


About the Compass Fund:

  • Projects can fall into one of three categories: a one-time activity, a one-year pilot project; or a two-year pilot project.
  • Ideas must demonstrate a direct link to one of the six areas of focus of Stockton’s Strategic Plan 2025 - Choosing Our Path.
  • Particular attention will be paid to ideas which include one or more of the following:
    • A clear demonstration of University-wide impact.
    • Involvement of students as project leaders/mentees.
    • Identification of supplementary financial sponsorship, in addition to anticipated Compass Funding.
    • Inter-divisional collaboration within the planning process and/or project implementation.
  • Funding cannot be used for full-time/part-time salaried positions or office computer equipment.
  • Annual summary reports are required for each fiscal year funding is provided and must be approved by the Compass Fund Review Board to receive a second year of funding. 



How to Apply:

  1. Submit an abstract to the Compass Fund Review Board. The abstract form opens on the first day of each semester. 
  2. A proposer whose abstract is approved by the Review Board will be eligible to complete a full proposal.
  3. Proposals endorsed by the Review Board will be submitted to the President's Cabinet for review; proposals endorsed by the Cabinet will be forwarded to the President for a final decision. 



Please email with any questions.


View Previous 2020 Awards & Annual Reports
View Previous 2020 Strategic Planning Documents