Frequently Asked Questions

What is the origin story for the Berkeley Changemaker(TM)?

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The Berkeley Changemaker(TM) codifies what Berkeley has always stood for: an ethos of questioning the status quo and thinking, and acting, beyond oneself. An early inspiration was the course, "Becoming a Changemaker," taught by Alex Budak. This course enrolled roughly fifty students, from 17 majors, and earned a student course evaluation of 6.7 out of 7.0. We are thrilled that Alex Budak brings his enthusiasm and expertise as the lead instructor for our Berkeley Changemaker gateway Course 12.

I'm a student. How do I enroll in Berkeley Changemaker courses?

We welcome all matriculating Cal undergraduate students into our courses. You can find a listing of all current and upcoming courses, as well as available syllabi, on the "Berkeley Changemaker Courses" page. 

Unfortunately, at this time, we do not have courses available for non-matriculated UC Berkeley students.

Are you offering Berkeley Changemaker content to staff members?

Yes, our first offering took place on October 28 in which over 120 staff members enrolled from across UC Berkeley's campus. Further workshops are under development and will be announced on the "Berkeley Changemaker Courses" tab. In the meantime, if you'd like to learn more, please write to us at: Thanks and Go Bears!

How do I get involved?

Thank you for your support. Please engage with us on Twitter: @UCBChangemaker #BerkeleyChangemaker

Please e-mail us your ideas and suggestions at:

I am an alum, how can I learn more?

Thank you for your interest. We are in the process of developing Berkeley Changemaker offerings to our alumni. You can learn more by visiting the California Alumni Association Berkeley Changemaker site