Campus Champions of Change Challenge

Last fall, the White House announced the launch of the Campus Champions of Change Challenge. After reviewing a record number of entries, we are delighted to announce the Challenge finalists and are ready to kick off the next phase where the public will have an opportunity to choose the top five projects they think best embody the President’s goal to win the future.

“All Across America, college and university students are helping our country out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world,” said President Obama. “I hope this challenge shines a light on their efforts, and inspires Americans of all ages to get involved in their communities.”

The top five vote getters will be invited to an event at the White House. They will also be featured by mtvU and MTV Act and be given the opportunity to host an episode of mtvU’s signature program, “The Dean’s List.”

The deadline to cast your vote is Saturday, March 3rd at 11:59 p.m.

Standings will be updated in real-time.

Voting Instructions

  1. Create an account. You can sign-in at the top right using your existing Facebook or Google account, or create a login expressly for the challenge.
  2. You get 3 votes. You can use all 3 on one entry, or spread them out over different entries.
  3. After you vote, remind your friends to participate! Click the “Like” button to your right – you can even add a comment to your wall by hovering over the button afterwards.

Here are the finalists:

The A-List, University of Minnesota - Matt Norris
The Big Event, Texas A&M - Katherine Calle
Brown Market Shares Program, Brown University - Leah Douglas
Dream Outside the Box, University of Missouri - Kam Phillips
EMPOWER Project, University of Nebraska - Kirsten Foster
Full Circle Food Pantry, University of Arkansas - Julia Lyon
Gender, Sex, and Sexuality Commons, Fairfield University - Rachel Lang
Green Campus: Engineers for a Sustainable World, University of California at Merced - Martin Figueroa
Local Loans Project, Grinnell College - Grace Philipp
Moneythink, University of Chicago - Ted Gonder
Our Promise: Building a Better Community Together, St. Cloud State University - Kurtis Neu
SEE ACT 2012, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Michael C. Maiorano
Students for Education Reform, Princeton University - Catharine Bellinger and Alexis Morin
Swipes for the Homeless, UCLA - Thach “Tak” Nguyen
UMASS Amherst Permaculture Initiative, University of Massachusetts at Amherst - Ryan Harb