Renewal Process Overview

Updated as of January 2024

SUMMARY OF RENEWAL PROCESS | Required and optional components

  1. Renewal Invitation. At its discretion, based on Changemaker Campus (CMC) alignment with and engagement in the network, and in conversation with the CMC, Ashoka U invites the CMC to renew.
  2. CMC Acceptance & Payment. CMC commits to participate, selects its submission date, and submits initial payment within 30 days of its submission deadline (fee is non-refundable). 
  3. Renewal Strategy Kickoff. CMC engages in a planning session with Ashoka U to strategize on how to leverage Renewal to advance institution-specific priorities and plans (optional, at CMC request).
  4. CMC Renewal Application Completion. CMC completes Renewal Application by the submission deadline to demonstrate its alignment with CMC criteria, impact, and ongoing commitment to social innovation and changemaker education and partnering with Ashoka U and the network.
  5. Review & Evaluation.  A team of peer reviewers from the Changemaker Campus network reviews the submission in collaboration with Ashoka U. Possible outcomes include: 
    • Immediate Renewal (Fast Track) – CMC is immediately renewed based on evidence of continued alignment with criteria and commitment to advancing its institutional ecosystem and partnering with Ashoka U and the network. 
    • Targeted Review (Normal Track) – Review of targeted areas for additional evidence or improvement; includes a virtual site visit.
    • Capacity-building Opportunity (Comprehensive Track) – based on the outcome of the review and the needs of the campus, a capacity-building opportunity will be available for either remediation or transformation. The CMC is invited to commit to a plan of action and follow up with a brief update report to demonstrate improvement in any major areas of concern/interest as sufficient evidence of institutional alignment and long-term commitment. 
    • Immediate Non-renewal – CMC does not pass Renewal and is no longer an active CMC based on an obvious and likely irreconcilable misalignment of values/leadership/programming. Any campus that has not begun the Renewal process by December 31, 2023, will no longer be recognized as a Changemaker Campus.
  6. Renewal Evaluation Report. Ashoka U provides a brief evaluation report to the CMC highlighting strengths and opportunities and access to any other CMC Renewal submissions authorized for sharing. Campuses that successfully complete the Renewal process will receive a customized action plan for 2024-2028 including unique opportunities for Ashoka – CMC engagement.
  7. Final Renewal Debrief. Ashoka U and CMC conduct a one-hour Renewal debrief and advising session with Change Leaders and Senior Leaders (optional, at CMC request).

[1]The Renewal fees cover the costs of providing the Renewal service and are therefore non-refundable, irrespective of the outcome.


CMC Evaluation Criteria
  • The Changemaker Campus criteria can be accessed here. 
  • A copy of the Renewal Application is here.
Timing Options
  • CMCs may elect to begin the process by one of these cohort deadlines (based on Fast Track)
Cohort Campus Commitment Application Due Results of Initial Review*
Cohort 10 February 1, 2024 June 1, 2024 September 2024
Cohort 9 January 1, 2024 May 1, 2024 August 2024
Cohort 8 December 1, 2023 April 1, 2024 July 2024
Cohort 7 October 1, 2023 February 1, 2024 May 2024
Cohort 6 August 1, 2023 December 1, 2023 March 2024
Cohort 5 June 1, 2023 October 1, 2023 January 2024
Cohort 4 May 1, 2023 September 1, 2023 December 2023
Cohort 3 April 1, 2023 August 1, 2023 November 2023
Cohort 2 March 1, 2023 June 1, 2023 September 2023
Cohort 1 (Pilot) February 15, 2023 April 1, 2023 June 2023

*Fast Track | Detailed schedule here. Dates are tentative and subject to change.

  • Ashoka U anticipates that Renewal could be as short as three months following submission of Renewal Application.
  • Assuming a CMC continues to meet the criteria and is committed to partnership with Ashoka U and the network, it will be automatically renewed.
  • Fixed price of $6,000 USD for all participating CMCs with flexible payment options. (This is equivalent to the fast-track price of the previous Renewal process.)
  • Additional fees may include:
    • $1500 USD Virtual Site Visit  
    • $4000 USD Consultative / Capacity-building 
    • Travel costs for in-person site visits  
Payment Options
  • Upon commitment to Renewal, the CMC will be issued an invoice.
  • Initial payment is due 30-days prior to the institution’s submission deadline and is non-refundable regardless of Renewal outcome.
  • Ashoka U invites renewing campuses to pay renewal fees in any of the following ways: 
    • 100% in current FY 
    • 50% in current FY and remainder in next FY
    • In four equal installments in this FY and next 3 FYs 



Renewal Track

Reason(s) for Track

Campus Inputs

Renewal Outputs

Fast Track Minimum renewal processes for all campuses
  • Initial application
  • Renewal Committee Report
  • Customized Action Plan for 2024-2028 including Ashoka-Campus Engagement
  • Renewal Debrief (optional)
Normal Track Targeted areas for additional evidence or improvement
  • Initial application
  • Virtual Site Visit
  • Additional reporting as needed
  • Renewal Committee Report
  • Customized Action Plan for 2024-2028 including Ashoka-Campus Engagement
  • Renewal Debrief (optional)
Comprehensive Track Significant areas requiring additional evidence or improvement
  • Initial application
  • Two-day, In-person Site Visit 
  • Additional reporting as needed
  • Renewal Committee Report
  • Mentoring and/or Capacity-building Strategy
  • Customized Action Plan for 2024-2028 including Ashoka-Campus Engagement
  • Renewal Debrief (optional)