George Mason University
Located outside Washington, D.C., George Mason University (Mason) provides its 35,000 graduate and undergraduate students access to rich cultural experiences and the most sought-after internships and employers in the country. Students hail from all 50 states and over 130 countries. Forty percent of our students are first generation college students, 1/3 are Pell Grant recipients and more than half identify as minorities. Recognized for innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity, and accessibility, Mason is proud to be a Ashoka U Changemaker Campus noted for strong retention and graduation rates of historically under-represented students. Central to Mason’s strategic plan is the question: “What can Mason do—or do better—to produce the types of graduates, scholarship, and service-oriented action that will best serve society?” Thus, we offer a variety of curricular opportunities (university-wide entrepreneurship minor), research opportunities (Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research), student clubs (Mason Changemakers), co-curricular experiences (Mason Summer Entrepreneurship Accelerator), tri-sector partnerships (Honey Bee Initiative), and spaces (The MIX) to support changemaking and meaningful impact both regionally and globally.