Introducing HxA Campus Communities

HxA announces a major next step in our work: the Heterodox Academy Campus Community Network

HxA Campus Communities are groups of HxA members brought together on individual campuses. The mission of each HxA Campus Community is to promote the values of open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement on their campus. These groups exist to support each other’s daily work, showcase and model HxA values, and improve institutional policies, practices, and culture. 

The inaugural cohort is made up of 23 HxA Campus Communities at universities across the US and Canada, including MIT, UC Berkeley, and McGill University. Each Campus Community will be led by two or three co-chairs from the campus, with financial and advisory support from HxA. Over time, these campus-based groups will grow and develop in different ways, based on the unique opportunities and challenges of each institution.

The Campus Community Network is a natural extension of the virtual HxCommunities launched in 2018, now totaling 26 communities with nearly 3,000 participants. The new Campus Communities will give HxA members opportunities to work directly on their campuses with peers and supporters to foster positive culture change. Each Campus Community will receive at least $3,000 in program expenses from HxA to support activities in their first year, and intensive consulting from HxA staff, in addition to peer support from across the Network.

The Inaugural Cohort of HxA Campus Communities

While applications are currently closed, HxA plans to expand with future cohorts this year.

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