The Changemaker Campus

The University of San Diego creates an ecosystem to foster compassion and to provide knowledge and capabilities for building a humane world. USD’s public purpose and collaborative approach is articulated through immersion experiences all over the world and community service learning engaging 1038 students, 82 faculty and staff yearly. USD pursues novel multidisciplinary approaches to developing empathy, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

In 2011, USD launched the Changemaker HUB, a campus-wide manifestation of USD’s mission and values, with the purpose of empowering and enabling everyone to be a changemaker. A main focus of the HUB is developing diverse venues from festivals to fellowships to competitions for the USD community to learn about themselves, to be inspired and to experience changemaking in action. Learn more about the Changemaker Hub by watching the video below:

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