Arizona State University Changemaker Campus

As a New American University, Arizona State University is guided by eight design aspirations that influence its growth and transformation. Among these guiding principles is a deep commitment to valuing social entrepreneurship.

At ASU entrepreneurship is not confined to a single college or school, nor is it housed in one center or institute. Valuing entrepreneurship means that it is more than just a class or a program; it is a mindset that is woven into the fabric of the university, permeating every activity.

ASU students, faculty and staff in every discipline and at every level work to identify local and global needs, articulate how to meet them and implement entrepreneurial solutions.

ASU Thought Leadership


2021 Exchange:
$650B Opportunity: Connecting Students with Transformative Power Of University Endowments
Thriving in a Diverse Environment: A Self-Awareness Journey
Local to Global Impact: Project-Based Learning Connecting Students to Industry

2020 Exchange:
Creating Leaders for Sustainable Systems through University-Community Partnerships

2018 Exchange:
Big Idea Talk: What’s Your (major) Mission?

2016 Exchange:
University Innovation Fellowship

2013 Exchange:
Changemaker Central

2012 TEDxAshokaU:
The New U: New Solutions, New Futures

2011 TEDxAshokaU:
Igniting Passions and Leaving a Trail
TEDxAshokaU talk featuring Jaqueline Smith

2013 Ashoka U-Cordes Innovation Awardee: Changemaker Central
2012 Ashoka U-Cordes Innovation Awardee: University Innovation Fellowship

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.