We Make an Impact!

UNC Asheville students are changing the world! This is no surprise. The liberal arts helps students to think critically, analyze possibilities, communicate their ​ideas and make them happen. These are the timeless ​skills that will allow ​them to solve the complex problems of the world. Their liberal arts ​education prepares UNC Asheville students to ​not only be successful employees but also to become productive citizens.

Want to start turning your ideas into action?… Ideas to Action invites participation from all majors who want to change the world with social entrepreneurship. The students are supported and guided as they build interdisciplinary teams and transform their ideas into plans, pitches and models under that guidance of mentors and advisors from the campus and Asheville community.

Since 2014, students from sixteen different UNC Asheville departments have taken this course. It is an exciting elective opportunity for students in any major (including “undecided”) and is also part of the Arts Management & Entrepreneurship and Contemplative Inquiry programs.

Everyone is welcome to change the world!  Here are some comments from students who have taken the Ideas to Action course:

This course gave my college career purpose. It was in this course that I realized I don’t have to be an “adult” to influence change; the time is now to question unfair societal practices.

I grew a lot in my understanding of what I am capable of… how to turn my ideas into something that can change the world.

What I didn’t expect was to discover something I was actually passionate about and have the opportunity to make it come to life.

I definitely plan to get [my idea] off the ground once school is done!


For more information, watch the video above or contact Professor Laura Bond (lbond@unca.edu).