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The Changemaker Campus

In September 2011 the University of San Diego, a Roman Catholic institution with a long history of public service, received the Changemaker Campus designation from Ashoka, a pioneering organization changing the world through its support of successful social entrepreneurs. This designation is credit to the significant work on social change that USD students, faculty, and staff have been accomplishing for years.

Top Reasons Why USD is a Changemaker Campus

University of San Diego is designated as a Changemaker Campus because of its commitment to:

  • Prepare ethical leaders who are brave, innovative, compassionate, and globally engaged
  • Foster and reward a culture of innovation
  • Cultivate an ecosystem to generate knowledge for the good of society
  • Offer multidisciplinary and socially-minded curricula and co-curricular programs
  • Promote deep individual reflection, the development of empathy, and the capacity to integrate knowledge in courses, programs, activities and events
  • Create and participate in active networks of academics and practitioners for social change all over the world