ONE Campus Challenge is an annual competition amongst ONE college chapters. It is currently in its seventh season. This post was written by ONE Campus Intern Mikayla Bobrow.
For the last three weeks, ONE student volunteers across the country have been rallying their peers to participate in ONE’s #agit8 project, a celebration of the power of protest songs, for the first action for ONE Campus Challenge.
These student volunteers helped recruit 1,200 new ONE members, sent 819 tweets to their members of Congress, collected 534 photo petitions, conducted 12 in-district petition deliveries, and tabled on campuses 82 times in this short time period.
Although all the campuses did some pretty incredible work this challenge, the winner of Challenge 1 goes to State University of New York – Oswego! SUNY Oswego, a new chapter this year, put some pretty phenomenal numbers on the board.
In just three weeks, ONE SUNY Oswego sent 174 tweets to members of Congress, wrote 112 letters to Congress, hosted two events, recruited 214 new members and created three agit8 videos of students performing their own protest music.
Coming in second place for Challenge 1 was University of Iowa. Volunteers organized an open mic night featuring protest songs, wrote 70 handwritten letters, took another 70 social media advocacy actions, and organized an in-district meeting with their Congressman. To top it all off, ONE at U of Iowa even met with the president of their university last week to talk about ONE. Incredible.
Rounding out our top three for this challenge was Auburn University. Team Auburn collected 72 photo petitions, created a ONE PSA, and did an on-air radio interview with the local station. Auburn even got their mascot, Aubie the Tiger in on the protest action.
Check out some of our favorite photos from Challenge 1 here as students “agit8ed” their campuses through the power of protest songs:
Way to go guys!
Thanks to you, ONE campus has kicked off Season 7 with its strongest start to date. Now, are you ready to emPOWER Africa for Challenge 2?