Marlboro College Changemaker Campus

When Marlboro College was established in 1946, the goal was to create a different kind of college—one where students are not just participants, but active contributors to the academic and community life of campus. The uniquely individualized curriculum shapes great minds and problem solvers, while the community centered co-curriculum develops empathy, teamwork, and shared leadership.

Marlboro College cultivates a close-knit, intentionally small learning community where independent thinkers can explore their deepest interests, collaborate with faculty as colleagues, and set the course for their own intellectual and professional pursuits. For example, students can move between undergraduate and graduate courses to craft a field of concentration that isn’t restricted by a traditional major.

Among other insights, Marlboro brings models for tiny colleges engaging in social innovation work as well governance models for strong student support. Our regular town meeting involving students, faculty, and staff serves as an example of participatory democracy at work.

Located in southeastern Vermont, Marlboro undergraduate and graduate programs are based on a scenic campus in the town of Marlboro. Combined enrollment for undergraduate and graduate programs is less than 500 students.

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.