Marquette University Changemaker Campus

Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with more than 8,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students. A Marquette education offers a virtually unlimited number of paths and destinations for students and prepares them to Be The Difference. To help support a culture of changemaking and innovation university-wide, Marquette launched the 707 Hub in 2017. Part of the Office of Research and Innovation, the 707 Hub is a space designed to foster collaboration and innovation. Because anyone can be innovative, the 707 Hub is open to all students, faculty, and staff and encourages a cross-disciplinary approach to solving problems. The Social Innovation Initiative, located in the 707 Hub, helps students develop changemaking skills, an entrepreneurial mindset, and grow their networks through a series of curricular and co-curricular programing. The University’s Jesuit mission has made social innovation a natural fit for the institution and been a powerful tool for interdisciplinary learning. Marquette’s pillars – excellence, faith, leadership, and service – form the foundation for preparing agents of positive social change.

Maruqette University Thought Leadership


2020 Exchange:
Equipping Future Changemakers
Everyone a Changemaker: Empowering Changemaking Through Organizational Culture Change
How Athletics Can Advance Changemaking

2011 TEDxAshoka U:
TEDx talk featuring Matt Barr


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.