Mission & Purpose

To implement transformational social change, leaders must engage the public, private, and nonprofit sectors as well as diverse disciplines.

The Center for Social Impact provides students support and opportunities to design a pathway to become social impact leaders. Students in the Center’s programs collaborate with mission-driven organizations across sectors to develop innovative solutions to pressing social challenges.


To prepare and inspire leaders to address complex social challenges.


The Center for Social Impact provides leaders with practical skills and insight to tackle complex social challenges and catalyze a career in social impact. Action-based programs offer students multidisciplinary and cross-sector opportunities to deliver social impact.

The Center also hosts events to promote collaboration and inspire dialogue that accelerates social innovation on campus and in the community.


  • We cultivate cross-sector and multidisciplinary collaboration as the model for transformational social impact
  • We believe in action-based learning as a theory of change and provide learning experiences that build real world skills
  • We value diversity, develop community, and inspire dialogue
  • We build relationships with practitioners that bring research to bear on practice

Discover how the Center for Social Impact prepares and inspires leaders to address complex social challenges.