Cornell’s various schools and colleges offer a wonderful array of programs related to social entrepreneurship and social enterprise. You want to address food insecurity, we got that covered. You want to address sustainable design, we got that covered. You want to address sustainable global enterprise, we got that covered. You want to start a non-profit, we got that covered. We have a lot covered! And it seems that our wonderful students are always creating more in this area.

Cornell University was selected as one of the first Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in 2008, the leading designation for social innovation in higher education

Of all the social entrepreneurship programs that you will find below, the only one that Entrepreneurship at Cornell actually runs is Cornell’s chapter of the Clinton Global Initiative University. This is a testament to the fact that so many facets of Cornell’s campus care deeply about this critical area. We are delighted to work with our campus partners to foster the social entrepreneurship spirit.

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Dedicated to empowering the next generation of leaders through entrepreneurship

Read more about the Clinton Global Initiative University

Student-run nonprofit organization that offers free consulting services

Read more about Social Business Consulting Club

Read more about Social Enterprise Group at Cornell

Spurs microenterprise development by assisting self-employed individuals reach their business goal

Read more aboutBig Red Microenterprise

Frames global sustainability challenges as business opportunities

Read more about Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise

Helps create communities that are socially just, ecologically sound, and work for everyone

Read more about Center for Transformative Action

Develops initiatives relating to women, justice, the economy and technology

Read more about the Cornell Center for Women, Justice, Economy and Technology

EFII Program Fellows will be trained to invest in, manage, or regulate businesses seeking social goals

Read more about Environmental Finance andImpact Investing Fellows Program

Advances Cornell’s mission through community-engaged learning

Read more about the Office of Engagement Initiatives

Provides funding to Johnson MBA students who take low compensation internships

Read more about Social Impact Internship Fund

Promotes and facilitates student-driven innovation activities

Read more about Societal Solutions Scholars Program

Working to create a climate secure and sustainable future

Read more about Sustainable Campus

A student-run grocery store offering fresh, nutritious, and affordable food for all Cornell students

Read more about Anabel’s Grocery

Design Connect is a multidisciplinary, student-run, community design

Read more about Design Connect Cornell

Student run, interdisciplinary project team with a bias towards impact.

Read more about Cornell University Sustainable Design

Empowers student leaders and unite campus organizations to advance a culture of sustainability

Read more about CU Sustainability Hub

Provides paid opportunities for students to participate as a group in research, engaged learning and service in community-based economic development

Read more about High Road Fellowship in Buffalo

Cornell’s premier intellectual property organization.

Read more about CIPEC

Read more about Cornell Grub Ventures