University of San Diego Changemaker Campus

The University of San Diego creates an ecosystem to foster compassion and to provide knowledge and capabilities for building a humane world. USD’s public purpose and collaborative approach is articulated through immersion experiences all over the world and community service learning engaging 1038 students, 82 faculty and staff yearly. USD pursues novel multidisciplinary approaches to developing empathy, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

In 2011, USD launched the Changemaker HUB, a campus-wide manifestation of USD’s mission and values, with the purpose of empowering and enabling everyone to be a changemaker. A main focus of the HUB is developing diverse venues from festivals to fellowships to competitions for the USD community to learn about themselves, to be inspired and to experience changemaking in action.

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.