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Build It, Lead It

One of the central tenets of OpenXChange is a dedication to the value of student voices, not only in participating in crucial dialogue and collaboration but also in creating the opportunities to do so. Build It, Lead It Grants are one way for students or student groups to take charge in the planning process as this initiative unfolds. Become a Build It, Lead It Facilitator and engage your fellow students in thoughtful, critical discourse about the issues most relevant to you. Grants will be awarded up to $1,500.

Important Dates:


10/16: Build It, Lead It Grant Development Workshop, 3-4:30 pm, Hume Center for Writing and Speaking, Room 201

10/23: Winter Quarter Program Proposal Deadline

11/2: Winter Quarter Program Decisions Released

12/5: Winter Quarter Program Final Revisions Deadline

Office Hours: Every Tuesday and Friday, 4-5pm, Sweet Hall rm. 421


TBA:  Build It, Lead It Grant Development Workshop

2/5: Spring Quarter Program Proposal Deadline

2/15: Spring Quarter Program Decisions Released

3/12: Spring Quarter Program Final Revisions Deadline

Office Hours: Every Tuesday and Friday, 4-5pm, Sweet Hall rm. 421

How to Apply

Meet With Us

We hold office hours to discuss program ideas every Tuesday and Friday, 4-5pm, Sweet Hall Rm. 421. While meeting with us isn't required to apply, we welcome the chance to visit with you about your ideas and offer suggestions about how to approach your application moving forward.


  1. Complete the Build It, Lead It Application
  2. Be prepared to include a Program Description and Budget Statement with your application.
    • Program Description: detailed description of each of the components of the program, including a complete schedule and list of speakers or leaders and relevant dates
    • Budget Statement: itemized budget determining amount of funding necessary and sources of spending (up to $1,500)

Build It, Lead It Application

After Approval

  • Make any necessary changes to the Program Description or Budget Statement, as advised by the Approval Board and submit before the final deadline
  • Begin recruitment strategy
  • Meet with faculty sponsor to confirm new program plan


For More Information

If you have any additional questions, contact the OXC Project Specialists, Abby Belani ( or Logan Richard (
Questions? Concerns? Feedback? Please contact us at

See Also

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  • Image Gallery (Coming soon!)