University of Colorado at Boulder Changemaker Campus

The University of Colorado at Boulder is distinguished as a national leader in research and teaching of both social entrepreneurship and sustainability. Cross-campus initiatives in social entrepreneurship are supported by the Leeds School of Business, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Engineering. Two residential academic programs (RAPs) –Sustainability and Social Innovation and Sustainable by Design—housed in a LEED-platinum residential hall provide freshmen with a year-long integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum linking social entrepreneurship, sustainability, and design. Each semester, cash prizes are awarded to RAP students’ collaborative course projects at EXPO; RAP students also may participate in the Social Impact track of the cross-campus New Venture Challenge case competition, sponsored by the Leeds School of Business and internships directed by RAP faculty.

Changemaker Campus

Launched in 2008, Ashoka offers the Changemaker Campus designation to leading institutions in social innovation education. These institutions share the vision for higher education to become the next global driver of social change by transforming the educational experience into a world-changing experience.