Social Innovation Theme Hall - First Year Application

Social Innovation Theme Hall - First Year Application

The Social Innovation themed community explores how people come together to identify and creatively solve systematic social problems, ranging from climate change and food insecurity to refugee resettlement and health disparities. This theme community provides first-year students the opportunity to work closely with Dr. Wesley Longhofer, a faculty member in the Goizueta Business School and the Faculty-in-Residence for the themed community, as well as Atlanta and Emory-based social entrepreneurs. In addition, first-year students will have the opportunity to form mentor-mentee relationships with second year students who are also participating in the social innovation theme community. Other theme hall programs include tailored discussions based on personal interest of the community, and excursions to entrepreneurship sites in Atlanta that embody the Social Innovation theme. In addition, residents will also have access to the Woodruff Social Innovation Lab, a co-working space where students can work independently or collaborate with others to build solutions to the social problems they are most passionate about.

All interested incoming first-year students are encouraged to apply. We encourage all theme hall applicants to make sure that they have a desire to meet new people, to build relationships with their peers, and to commit part of their schedule to planning and participating in the hall activities. As such, Social Innovation Hall residents are required to sign a pledge of commitment.

Contact Information: For specific questions related to the Social Innovation Theme Hall, contact Dr. Wes Longhofer wesley.longhofer@emory.edu or contact Cathy Marques at cathy.marques@emory.edu

How to Apply
Applications are accepted each spring semester. Please fill out the application below and submit it by May 31, 2019 at 11:59PM.