Social Innovation

Social Innovation Theme Hall

Theme Description (Woodruff): 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. Located across two residence halls—Raoul Hall and Woodruff Residential Center—this themed community provides second-year Woodruff residents with the opportunity to serve as mentors for first-year Raoul residents while collaborating together in a series of social innovation and design thinking workshops led by Wesley Longhofer, a faculty member in the Goizueta Business School and the Faculty-in-Residence for the themed community, and Atlanta and Emory-based social entrepreneurs. Other 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.

Theme Description (Raoul): 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. Located across two residence halls—Raoul Hall and Woodruff Residential Center—this themed community provides first-year students in Raoul with 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 their Woodruff counterparts. 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. 

Who Can Apply? (Woodruff): The Social Innovation Theme Hall is open ONLY to rising second-year students at Emory (College, Business, Nursing, etc.), who will not be studying abroad for 2019-2020 Academic Year and will not be graduating in the Fall 2019. All students of diverse beliefs, cultures, and fields of study are encouraged to apply. Please note that preference is given to current residents of the Raoul Social Innovation.   

Who Can Apply? (Raoul): All incoming first-year students are encouraged to apply. A strong interest in Social Innovation and commitment to meet expectations is the only requirement.

Contact Information: For general Theme Housing information please contact Courtnay Oddman at coddman@emory.edu. For specific questions related to the Social Innovation Theme Hall, contact Dr. Wes Longhofer wesley.longhofer@emory.edu

Application Link (Woodruff & Raoul) Here.

Application Deadline (Woodruff): February 8, 2019 at 11:59PM. You will be notified of your acceptance by February 13, 2019.