Ashoka U is launching a call for student changemaker stories!


The Vision

Ashoka U was launched over a decade ago to support colleges and universities to ensure that all colleges and universities support, equip, and nurture their students as changemakers. We invested heavily in the launch of our own programs, supported the creation of countless curricular and co-curricular opportunities, and engaged directly with all types of higher education stakeholders to shift the culture of higher education.

Building on this past decade of work, we envision generations of future graduates who will bring these changemaking mindsets and skillsets into any career path they choose. They will become powerful leaders and contributors wherever they go – working with and within industry to make change.

The Call

As we move towards our goal, Ashoka U will be actively highlighting more student changemakers. We are eager to share your stories, your challenges, and your triumphs – as well as your vision for what higher education needs to be – in order to inspire, support, and activate other student changemakers.

We invite current students and recent graduates (within the last 5 years) to complete the following call for contribution.  Please read through this page for more information about submission criteria and guidelines. If you are ready, submit your story!

Our Impact

Collectively, we hope and plan to:

  • Recognize that changemaking looks and feels like a different experience for every student and for every campus/community that supports them.
  • Better understand and convey that the journeys of changemakers across a global educational landscape is nuanced, diverse, and dynamic work. Ashoka U envisions student changemaker stories at the core of this understanding: we know that student co-leadership builds a powerful, inclusive bridge toward our collective vision for changemaker education.
  • Unlock a new phase and active practice towards our collective understanding of student experiences in co-leading changemaker education.
  • Listen carefully to the students across Ashoka U’s community and beyond.

Next Steps