Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.95
Liaison John Alejandro
Submission Date March 11, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of San Diego
IN-4: Innovation 4

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Juan Rivas
Assistant Director Change Maker Hub
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

The Changemaker Hub was launched Fall 2011 as a campus-wide manifestation of the University of San Diego’s commitment to its mission and values, and to promote entrepreneurship, collaboration, and innovation for positive social change by linking occurring initiatives at USD, as well as developing new ones. The Hub was created from the changemaker campus designation from Ashoka U that catalyzes social innovation in higher education through a global network of entrepreneurial students, faculty and community leaders. The Changemaker Hub includes all USD educators, students, staff, and community members. It operates in partnership with Ashoka U and all of the Changemaker campuses.

The Changemaker Hub is an inclusive office that connects people and initiatives for social change, serves as a collaboration mechanism for developing and supporting initiatives, and is an enabler of innovation and creativity. Within the Hub is a Core Group, Faculty Champions, and a Student Committee that help lead the way in transforming the campus into changemakers and social entrepreneurs. The Changemaker Hub supports students through student scholarships to students with financial need and who embody the mission of the Changemker Hub and University. Changemaker Fellows are also appointed during the summer to support students through stipends to carry out changemaker work in the community and on campus. The Hub also hosts a Changemaker Challenge every year uniting the campus community around a common theme and encourages all students and staff members to think creatively and identify solutions on the selected topic. Numerous events and workshops are hosted throughout the school year to educate and promote creative solutions and ideas.

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