Emmanuel Finishes 26th in ONE Campus Challenge
March 03, 2011
Emmanuel participated in the 4th annual ONE Campus Challenge this spring, a national intercollegiate competition to determine which college or university's student body could execute the most effective global poverty-fighting campaign. Emmanuel finished 26th among participating schools from across the country.
ONE is an organization that aids in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease by "raising public awareness to support smart and effective policies and programs that are saving lives, helping to put kids in school and improving futures." Cofounded by U2 front man Bono, ONE includes two million supporters worldwide.
The ONE Campus Challenge, which ran through March 31st, was designed to allow students to use their creativity to help spread ONE's message on their campuses and beyond. Each campus earned points by completing actions and challenges, including inviting faculty, alumni, parents and friends of the school to sign up online and support them in the competition.
Representatives from the top campus will receive a trip to ONE Headquarters in Washington, D.C. for a behind-the-scenes look at the organization. Students also had the chance to earn an invitation to the 2011 ONE Summit, a three-day intensive conference in April that brings 150 top volunteers to D.C. for a weekend filled with keynote speakers, training, workshops and more.
This year, the challenge put an emphasis on building sustainable ONE chapters on campuses across the country in order to better advocate on a year-round basis. Devin Riddle '14 established a chapter on Emmanuel's campus in hopes of continuing support in the future.
"We felt that by getting the student organization up and running now we'd be able to spread the word better and be ready to go for next spring," she said. "But we also did really well this year. Finishing among the top 30 schools in the country is an accomplishment."
To read more about the ONE Campus Challenge, click here.