Changemaker Student Committee

2016 Changemaker Student Committee

What is the CSC?

The CSC is a group of students from all over campus who practice changemaking at USD by creating programs, initiatives and experiences to foster a community where social change thrives.

The CSC:

  • Represents the voice of USD’s student body
  • Sees changemaking as a practice and focus on co-creating a community with the entire campus
  • Builds bridges between campus orgs, clubs, centers and institutes
  • Strives to develop a stronger sense of belonging, a deeper collaboration between student entities and a stronger connection with each other

Examples of CSC initiatives:

  • My Story events - focused on featuring and embracing USD’s diversity while creating an opportunity to practice empathy and build community
  • Changemaker FEST - annual celebration of our designation as a Changemaker Campus
  • Chopped - An annual cooking competition between various clubs and orgs on campus to build community and raise awareness on food and health related issues
  • Dinner with Strangers - an opportunity to discuss current hop topics and meet new people
  • What I be Project - a photo project developed by Steve Rosenfield providing an opportunity for the USD community to come together through vulnerability and courage. Check out this year’s photos.
  • Kill the Cup - Sustainable effort to encourage student body to use recyclable mugs and cups at the Aroma’s Coffee Shop

If you are interested, please fill out an interest form. The CSC meets every Tuesday at 1 pm in Student Life Pavilion 320. Come join us!

Changemaker Taskforce

A team of committed CSC members leading the efforts and planning of CSC initiatives. The Taskforce creates collaborative environments, in which people are expected to work with others in flexible teams with shifting responsibilities.

A headshot of Charlotte Vitak.

Charlotte Vitak

Changemaker Task Force Co-Chair

A headshot of Dylan Valdivia.

Dylan Valdivia

Changemaker Task Force Co-Chair

A headshot of Isabelle Ashraf.

Isabelle Ashraf

Changemaker Student Committee Leader

A headshot of Kendahl Tyburski.

Kendahl Tyburski

Changemaker Marketing Coordinator

A headshot of Abbie Barnes.

Abbie Barnes

Changemaker Outreach Coordinator

A headshot of Will Tate.

Will Tate

Changemaker Associated Students Senator