University of Iowa
Over the last few weeks, a perfect storm has been brewing for ONE Campus Challenge (OCC) advocates around the country. ONE Campus’ final advocacy challenge of the semester, the fiscal cliff, World AIDS Day and the battle for the OCC grand prize have made for a whirlwind of action from ONE students across the country.
From ONE at Georgia State’s high-level speaker panel for World AIDS Day to Bemidji State’s AIDS march with the local mayor to Seton Hall’s week long education and advocacy campaign, ONE chapters were hard at work raising awareness and taking action on behalf of the global development programs that are turning the tide against HIV & AIDS.
But one school stood above the rest. The top spot for Challenge 3 goes to the University of Iowa for their impressive “RED Week” campaign and their World AIDS Day panel featuring AIDS activist Princess Kasune Zulu.
The close runner-ups were Seton Hall University, Clark University, and Georgia State University for their top-notch World AIDS Day events. Congratulations to all our participating schools for a strong finish to a great semester.
Since this week marks the end of Part 1 of the ONE Campus Challenge, it’s time for the big reveal – the announcement of our first round of grand prize winners!
It was hard fought battle, but securing the top four spots are Brigham Young University – Hawaii, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Carthage College, and University of Virginia. Their strong performance all semester and a combined total of 4,000 advocacy actions earn each school two spots for our exclusive trip to Washington D.C., this summer for high-level briefings, private tours, and the opportunity to help us plan for Season 7 of OCC.
A big thanks to all our ONE chapters for one of our most successful semesters to-date! Get a head start on next semester’s challenge by signing our petition and calling Congress to protect the lifesaving programs that face devastating cuts.