calling all visionaries, leaders and agents of change.
The Centennial Center is the hub on campus for engaging in hands-on, experiential learning.
Whether it’s building entrepreneurial skills, exercising leadership in action, or innovating aging systems, the Centennial Center provide a safe and collaborative space for putting your classroom skills into action.
A place where your ground-breaking ideas for social, political, entrepreneurial and cultural progress are born, nurtured and released to the world. Through trying, failure, and success, we empower you to confidently go out and create change, pursue innovative solutions to the world’s emerging challenges and become a leader in your chosen field.
Signature ProgramsExplore principles of leadership and entrepreneurship by setting them in motion.
Participants in Centennial Center courses and programs have gone on to found businesses and non-profit organizations, lead critical projects in the public and private sector, pursue graduate degrees and give back to individuals and communities across the country and around the globe.
Study leadership and start your journey to becoming an ethical, inclusive and value-based leader.
Win up to $10,000 in startup funding through the Colleges’ Shark Tank inspired competition.
Move your idea from an early concept to a sustainable business model in this 9-week immersive accelerator.
Six week accelerator program designed to shape, refine and differentiate your big idea.
Engage in a virtual incubator designed to launch new ventures.
Spend a summer at the Centennial Center gaining valuable leadership experience.
A merit-based award offered to incoming students who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to leadership.
NSF – iCorps
A 2-week Customer Discovery workshop designed to accelerate early-stage ideas.
Don’t have a big idea? We can help!
Address one of today’s most pressing issues in a 24-hour social innovation competition.
Capitalize on the Center’s resources, even after you graduate.
Leadership Case Competition
Put your skills to the test by finding a solution to a unique leadership dilemma.
AlumsCohen ’67 Donates to Colleges, Creates Endowed Fund
Psychology Research, Internships, Leadership and Athletics will benefit from gift from Dr. Stephen L. Cohen ’67.
HumanitiesEisenbud '23 Completes Two Internships
Jada Eisenbud ’23 lands an internship with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and another as a human rights law researcher with the Brussels School of Government.
EntrepreneurshipSummer Sandbox 2022 Underway
The 14 students in this year’s entrepreneurial accelerator program have begun generating business ideas, performing customer discovery and developing business models.