Campus Involvement

Student Organizations make it easy for students to make an impact in the community. Check out the information below to learn more about The Hub approved student organizations and community engagement offices on campus.

Farm to Table

EcoRollins is focused on the local food source movement teaching students how small changes in eating habits can help grow the local agricultural community.

Changemaker Video Competition
Sponsored by the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub

What: Create a video to share your innovative idea of how you want to change the world! Address a social issue you are passionate about, and express your solution that will ultimately make a positive impact in the world.  Think about how to create mutually beneficial partnerships in your quest to change the world.  Don

Who: Any affiliate of Rollins (e.g. students, staff, faculty, alumni, Global Links Changemakers). Participants may submit as teams.

When: Submissions open February 1, 2017, and close February 28, 2017

How: Create a video with your ideas.  Videos must be less than one-minute long.

3 ways to send your video to the Innovation Hub:

1. Send your video to tommythechangemaker@gmail.com

2. Create a free Dropbox account. Upload your video to Dropbox, click "share" and send to tommythechangemaker@gmail.com

3. Upload your video to Google Drive.  Under "more actions," select "Share." Enter tommythechangemaker@gmail.com under "People," and click "Done."

With any option, include the following information in the note section of your file: 

  • Name of student(s) producing video
  • Title of Project (if applicable)
  • Email
  • Affiliation with Rollins College
  • Graduation Year (if applicable)
  • Major/minor (if applicable)

Supported file formats: .mov, .mpeg4, mp4, .avi, .wmv, .mpegps, .flv, 3gpp, webM

Results: Top 3 Winners and their videos will be featured by Rollins Marketing Department to share this experience with prospective students.  Top 4 Winners receive gift cards (teams receive one gift card) to the following social enterprises:

1st place: $50 to Deux Mains

2nd place: $20 to Ten Thousand Villages

3rd place: $10 to Credo Coffee

4th place:  $10 to Credo Coffee

Winners will be announced on our social media sites on Friday, March 10, 2017.

With all submissions, you are allowing the Innovation Hub full use of your video.  Videos will be uploaded to our public YouTube Channel. 

Email changemaker@rollins.eduwith questions.

Judges

Dr. Anne Stone, Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Communication

Dr. Julian Chambliss, Professor of History-Department Chair

Dr. Dan Chong, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Meredith Wellmeier, Assistant Editorial Director, Rollins Marketing Department

Advisors

Scott Bokash, Instructional Technologist, sbokash@rollins.edu Scott is available for questions regarding creating videos and available resources and hardware from the library.  Limited video recording devices are available at the library - it is first come, first served.

EcoRollins
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Purpose: EcoRollins advocates environmental stewardship in the Greater Winter Park area

Spring 2015 Focus: Winter Park local food movement

Eco-Rollins members are involved in all environmental initiatives held on campus. Every year, events are planned for America Recycles Day, Earth Day, Earth Hour, and various other events on campus and in the community to promote awareness of environmental issues.

Program Co-ordinator
Ann Francis
afrancis@rollins.edu

Ideas for Good Challenge
Social Entrepreneurship Pitch Event
The Innovation Hub

Purpose: 

The Rollins Ideas for Good Challenge is a competition encouraging students to submit innovative solutions to social challenges of their own choosing and pitch their ideas to win a cash prize. The competition welcomes ideas from all stages of the planning process, from a brand new idea to one already in action.

The Ideas for Good Challenge was first proposed and supported by Rollins faculty Chrissy Garten, Dr. Mark Sardy, and the family of Michael Kronstadt in honor of their son, a Rollins student who passed away in 2012. The event’s mission is to create a competition in which students passionate about social innovation and entrepreneurship could pitch their solutions to global problems of their choosing.

The event itself has several stages:

Chisel Your Idea Event - Students meet to discuss their ideas for the challenge and prepare their applications.

Application Submission

Pitch Practice - Students meet to practice their pitches before the actual pitch event.

Pitch Event

Competition on March 23, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm in SunTrust Auditorium, Rollins College.  Please contact changemaker@rollins.edu if you have any questions about this event. We would love to hear from you!

Rotaract Club
Rollins College
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Rotaract brings together people ages 18-30 in universities and communities worldwide to organize service activities, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun. Rotary clubs sponsor them, but Rotaract members manage and fund their clubs independently. Rotaract club is scheduled to complete at least two major service projects annually: one to benefit the community and the other to promote international understanding. Rotarian sponsors can enhance Rotaractors’ professional development by providing practical advice on entering the business world, supplying internship information, and on overcoming vocational challenges. A club’s leadership development activities aim not only to make members more effective leaders in their personal lives but also to teach them how to develop and sustain strong clubs through projects. Rotaract members work closely with their local Rotary club, and may join after their Rotaract membership ends.

Faculty Advisor

Mary Conway Dato-on
mconwaydatoon@rollins.edu

Crummer Women's Group
Rollins College

This association seeks to promote community at Crummer while providing opportunities for networking and personal growth. The Crummer Women's Group holds monthly meetings and special events throughout the year. Although the focus of this group is on issues women face in business, it also makes an effort to provide valuable insight for all students working through some of the challenges of the “real world”. Membership in this association is open to all Crummer students.

Contact

Ma. Jimena Velásquez
mvelasques@rollins.edu

Net Impact
Bi-Monthly Meetings
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Purpose: Net Impact is an international nonprofit with a mission to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.

Focus: Connect and engage with local social entrepreneurs in the Greater Orlando community

Undergraduate

Faculty Advisor

Cecilia McInnis-Bowers
cmcinnis-bowers@rollins.edu

Graduate

Faculty Advisor

Keith Whittingham
kwhittingham@rollins.edu

Microfinance Fund
Monthly, Schedulded as Needed
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Purpose: A nonprofit student organization that raises money to help individuals become entrepreneurs by means of small loans

What is microfinance? Microfinance is the process of giving small scale loans to those in poverty so that they can use that money as capital to fund profitable ventures. Once recipients start making money, they pay back the loan. The money that they pay back then continues to be used to fund future loans to new individuals.

Focus: Raise money to fund loans through Kiva.

Faculty Advisor

Tonia Warnecke
twarnecke@rollins.edu

Crummer Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship
Bush Executive Center – Room 316
T. 407.691.1125
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Purpose: Educate and connect students and alumni with advanced entrepreneurs. The center's staff, a blend of entrepreneurial faculty and business owners, provides students with unprecedented, ongoing access to entrepreneurial minds.

 

The Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership
Visit WebsiteThe Edyth Bush Institute was established to strengthen the impact, effectiveness, and leadership of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations through education and management assistance. It is the premier source for nonprofit training, certificates, and custom programs.