Social Innovation

BVU’s social innovation minor is designed to heighten students’ abilities and commitments to collaboratively work across community contexts and structures to achieve a civic aim.

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Make a Difference

The social innovation minor is not limited to students who are a part of BVU’s Education for Service Scholars (EFS) program. All students are welcomed and encouraged to become equipped with the ability to demonstrate the interdependence between communities, societies, and the rest of the world by delving into an issue they are passionate about. 

Students who minor in social innovation ultimately build an understanding of relationships between diversity, inequality, and social, economic, and political power both in the United States and globally.


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“I know in my next four years that I wish to implement social innovation across the community and aid in transforming the social narrative of Storm Lake in a positive direction.”

Matthew Marroquin, EFS scholar
Find Your Passion

Students minoring in social innovation can focus in on the areas of community engagement & context, civic identity, or intercultural competency.

Build Your Future

The EFS Scholars Lab provides EFS scholars an opportunity to build relationships with non-profit organizations and develop leadership skills in relation to their service.

Hone Your Skills

Through an emphasis on experiential learning projects, students integrate theory and practice as they develop the knowledge and skills of social innovators.

Minor in Social Innovation (18 credit hours)
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