Activities by Focus Areas

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The following include current programs, student clubs, and action-based activities for student engagement across a variety of key focus areas in social impact, primarily at the Ross School of Business. Also please look at social impact courses and related social impact faculty.

Key to Center/Institute Acronyms:

CSI = Center for Social Impact
ZLI = Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
SLC = Sanger Leadership Center
WDI = William Davidson Institute

Learn more about Student Clubs on our Clubs & Affiliates page.

Social Innovation

CSI Social Innovation Summit
CSI Social Innovators Speaker Series
CSI Social Impact Challenge
CSI Impact Corps Internships
SLC Impact Challenge
Community of Social Innovators
Impact Alliance
CSI Student Liaisons

Nonprofit (& Public) Management

CSI Board Fellowship Program
CSI Self-Directed Internship Funding
CSI Doctoral Funding Support

Social Funding

Ross Give-A-Day Fund Club
Ross Loan Repayment Assistance Program
Office of U-M Development D-SIP interns
Impact Investing & Microfinance:
Social Venture Fund
Sustainable VC Investment Competition

Community & Economic Development

Revitalization + Business Club Conference
R+B Detroit Impact Projects
Community Consulting Club
Tauber & Global Action Projects
Ross Global Initiatives

Taubman Detroit Community Design Center
School of Information Initiative for Impact
SSW-Skillman Technical Assistance Center
Ginsberg Center on Community Service & Learning
Community Action @ Ross Club


Social Enterprise & Entrepreneurship

Michigan Business Challenge Social Impact Track
ZLI Dare to Dream Impact
CSI Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Showcase
ZLI Marcel Gani Interns in Social Enterprise
CSI Social Entrepreneurs Bootcamp/Clinic
LS&A Optimize Club
Zell Entrepreneurship and Law (ZEAL) Program

International Development

WDI Base of Pyramid Research Assistants
WDI Global Impact Internships
WDI Global Impact Speaker Series
C.K. Prahalad Initiative & MAP
India Initiatives Annual Conference
Emerging Markets Club


Net Impact Club
Erb Speaker Series
Energy Club & Clean Energy Case Competition
Design + Business Club
Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund
Dow Sustainability Fellowship program

Education Management

Education + Business Club
E + B Future of Schools Summit
EduPreneurship Consulting Projects
Innovatrium Projects

Public Health/Healthcare Innovation

SPH Public Health Innovation in Action
Healthcare and LifeSci Club & Symposium

This list is simply a first glance at possible activities; many overlap categories and specialty areas!