Throughout the first summer of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States—in addition to the racial justice movement and economic downturn—the MAPS project had conversations with dozens of students about the changes in their higher education experiences, particularly those that showed new or exacerbated inequities in the system.
Again and again, the team heard that students didn’t feel understood by their institutions or involved enough in decision-making spaces. Sorenson Impact convened the first Student Coalition on Higher Education in response to this common experience of students, bringing together a group of postsecondary students from across the nation. Throughout its first year, the Student Coalition met with industry professionals, led conversations with fellow students, conducted research, and more, all with the aim of driving student-equity-centricity in the future of higher education.
As the Student Coalition continues into its second year, the group will build upon the key work already begun, focusing on centering and empowering students in the story of higher education by understanding student experiences, amplifying student voices, and leveraging student expertise.
meet the members
what we do
We’ll soon be recruiting new members to join the Student Coalition for the 2021-22 academic year. Keep an eye out for more information on the roles of Coalition members for the coming year and the process to apply or get in touch if you’d like us to keep you up to date!
To get in touch with us regarding the Coalition’s work, application process, or other topics, please connect with Austin Hendrickson.