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Be the Change!

Florida International University houses many programs with main goal of getting students involved in innovation, entrepreneurship and changemaking. Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SI&E) is a strategic initiative to serve as an umbrella for all such programs and provide our community with access to everything that is being offered at FIU for them to “be the change that they wish to see in the world.” As a Worlds Ahead university, FIU’s objective is to empower students and all university stakeholders to be changemakers, firmly embed changemaking into its culture and operations, and work to address both local and global challenges. 

FIU SI&E is leading the movement of thousands of students, faculty, staff and administrators to bring the skills of changemaking to their education, research, work, and communities worldwide. As a member of Ashoka U, we are part of a network of 40+ diverse institutions that are re-envisioning the role of higher education and the universities in society at the systems level.

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FIU is a Changemaker Campus

Ashoka offers the Changemaker Campus designation to leading institutions in social innovation education. These institutions share the vision for higher education to become the next global driver of social change by transforming the educational experience into a world-changing experience.

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FIU is a Carnegie Engaged University

The Carnegie Foundation's Classification for Community Engagement is an elective classification, meaning that it is based on voluntary participation by institutions. The elective classification involves data collection and documentation of important aspects of institutional mission, identity and commitments and requires substantial effort invested by participating institutions. It is an institutional classification; it is not for systems of multiple campuses or for part of an individual campus.

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