Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.09
Liaison Ali Dutton
Submission Date Aug. 22, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Florida International University
IN-27: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Alexandra Dutton
Program Manager
Office of University Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Ashoka University Changemaker Campus consortium

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Changemaker Campus is a community of leaders and institutions who work collectively to make social innovation and changemaking the new norm in higher education and beyond. The Changemaker Campus program selects diverse institutions who:
- Represent higher education globally,
- Model campus-wide excellence in social innovation and changemaking; and
- Are committed to transforming the field of higher education through collaboration and thought leadership.

These institutions collaborate with each other and Ashoka to transform higher education and leverage their individual and collective power to advance changemaking in all sectors.The consortium is made up of a select group of 35 top-tier universities and colleges.

The rigorous review process leading up to the university’s Changemaker designation commended FIU’s strong ecosystem for social innovation, which draws together students, alumni, faculty, and the community to develop solutions that can mitigate the risk of sea level rise, address transportation challenges, or tackle other complex 21st century problems. Across its two campuses and three centers, all FIU students develop the capacity to make a difference through its award-winning Global Learning for Global Citizenship curriculum.FIU’s Changemaker Campus ecosystem will help students bring their global learning to bear, by effecting change through internships, alternative service breaks, and by building support for developing their own socially-focused ventures.

The university was also recognized for its graduate school requirement that students engage the community while conducting research projects, its student-focused Center for Leadership and Service, and its commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship exemplified by its Small Business Development Center and plans for a new incubator for faculty, alumni, and student ventures.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement
Coordination & Planning

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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