University of California San Diego

Changemaker Campus
Network Member Since 2017

At the University of California, San Diego, we push boundaries and challenge expectations. Serving 37,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students, we are recognized as one of the top 15 research universities in the world and the top public university in the nation for positive impact (Washington Monthly, 2018). We drive innovation and change to advance society, propel economic growth, and make our world a better place: we are changemakers; we make changemakers.

We are student-centered, research-focused, and service-oriented. We believe in: interdisciplinary collaboration that leads to discoveries that advance and enrich society; diversity, equity, and inclusion; a bold entrepreneurial spirit; and striving for excellence in all our endeavors. As changemakers, we have a rich history of groundbreaking programs. We advance our changemaking culture and amplify the impact of individual programs through a network of campus changemaker champions. This network stewards, supports, grows, and coordinates changemaking efforts across our undergraduate colleges, academic divisions, and graduate and professional schools. This model leverages expertise and experience, enhances cross-campus collaboration and partnerships, strengthens existing initiatives and catalyze innovation, and continues to develop our robust campus ecosystem for changemaking.