The Compass Fellowship
America's largest on-campus social entrepreneurship program
Learn more about our annual conference, Shift Series, here.
Letter from the Executive Director
Hello Prospective Compass Fellow!
Thanks for stopping by to learn about The Compass Fellowship. Some exciting things are happening at the intersection of the university experience and sustainable social change, and we’re lucky to be in the middle of it. Perhaps you’ll join us.
At Compass, we believe that a student’s time in college is a terrific time to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. We have this idea that, surrounded by a strong community of mentors, students can bring a values-driven, action-oriented approach to college and in doing so dramatically increase the dividends of their experience on-campus.
More importantly, this idea has worked. Over 1000 students have gone through The Compass Fellowship. These members of the Compass tribe are entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, tinkerers, and leaders of many stripes on and off campus. They’re using Google Glass technology to limit the challenges visually-impaired people face every day. They’re mobilizing the next generation of women leaders in schools around the world. They’re doing these things, and many more.
I invite you to check out some of the stories from our community below and learn a bit more about what we’re all about. If anything you read below resonates, please apply.
From Student to Student:
Here's some of the advice passed on to next year's Fellowships from recent graduates:
- Letter to New Fellows: Feed Your Ideas and Hopes
- Letter to New Mentors: Where Would I Be?
- Letter to New Fellows: Community of Support, Help, Learning, and Friendship
Application Due Dates vary by school and are listed below. If your school due date isn't listed below, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org:
American University - September 26
Fordham University - September 21
Howard University - September 12
U of Pennsylvania - September 8th - 11:59pm
George Washington University - September 12
Georgetown University - September 11 - 11:59PM
Fairfield University - October 10
Boston College - September 23
Indiana University - September 15
Stanford University - October 11 - 11:59PM
Tufts University - September 23
Emory University - September 22
Many students are forced to make false choices, such as between:
At Compass, we believe:
Challenging our Fellows to make good with money is a strong incentive and enabler for creating long-term social impact.
Building a social business based on the ideas you love and problems you face is the single best way to learn to make a difference.
750 NEW PEOPLE
join our community yearly
100 + Partners
valuable resources and pipelines
across the USA and Sweden
50 + Events
in 8 unique, established regions
graduated the Fellowship by 2014
250 + SPEAKERS
interact with Compass each year