Caution: Changemaking in Progress at Rollins College!

Ashoka U at Rollins College

Along with Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist and author of ‘Half the Sky’, Ashoka U and the entire college community celebrated Rollins College’s designation as Changemaker Campus through Rollins’ Changemaker Campus Day.

The whole campus was covered in Changemaking in Progress “caution” tape, and the change team wore Changemaker “safety” vests to signify the campus-wide commitment of Rollins College to develop changemakers.

Throughout the day, students explored social entrepreneurship and sustainability initiatives and opportunities to “unlock their inner changemaker.”

Rollins College is the 16th institution globally and the first in Florida to receive the Changemaker Campus designation. Rollins was selected for its unique marriage of a strong liberal arts education with a deep commitment to experiential education, coupled with its national leadership in community engagement.

Driven by student demand, the Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability initiative (SESi) has grown dramatically over the past two years with a remarkable cross-disciplinary and cross-division task force of faculty, administrators, and staff working together to create a strategic vision and plan, and establishing a new director of social innovation position reporting to the Provost.

Big congratulations to the change team at Rollins College for getting front page coverage in the Orlando Sentinel’s print copy on Friday, September 7!

Stay tuned as Ashoka U prepares to announce additional Changemaker Campuses on Monday, September 24 .

This article was originally published on September 19, 2012
Related TopicsChildren & Youth, Higher education, Every Child Practicing Empathy

Author

Michele Leaman
Director of AshokaU's Changemaker Campus

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