A Message from the Director
"Organizing is relatively easy when compared to also formulating a strategy and vision, and inspiring people to create pragmatic solutions and accomplish lasting change. Our principal aim is to assist student activists as they develop as leaders at all phases, from initial organizing through strategy formulation, and in executing the strategy to achieving change. To quote John Doerr, 'Ideas are easy, execution is everything.' We are committed to helping you, start to finish, learn to lead better, and by doing so, succeed at achieving the changes we all hope to see." - Tom Kolditz, Doerr Institute director
We are here to support you as you impact what you care about most.
The Doerr Institute recognizes activism as a rich opportunity to exercise your leader skills in the community. Since the Doerr Institute's inception, we have offered support to a myriad of student activists including leaders from BLMHTX, Pro-Choice Rice, Mobility Safety Committee, etc.
In light of recent events, we have decided to re-open registration for some of our summer programs to ensure you and all Rice students have the opportunity to continue to grow as a leader and create positive and lasting change during this critical time. We can support your leader development journey and help you become as effective as possible in your activist role in a number of ways. Please see the opportunities below available to you this summer.
All programs at the Doerr Institute are offered at no cost to all Rice students. Choose any of the programs below that fit your leadership needs.
Help shape our future program offerings.
In addition to offering ongoing programs, we want your help in shaping our future programs that are customized to fit the specific needs of student activists and students passionate about social and political change. Please submit your ideas and suggestions below for future program topics.