What is the UGC?
Since October 2006, MIT Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors have been donating their time and money to support student projects around the world through the Underclassmen Giving Campaign (UGC). Each semester, volunteers gather in Lobby 10 for a one-week campaign, encouraging classmates to support their fellow students by helping fund their project ideas and turn them into reality.
Details about this year’s UGC challenge will be announced this fall. Stay tuned!
For the third year, the UGC is exclusively funding MIT D-Lab Fieldwork Grants through a combination of student dollars and challenge dollars. These grants provide funding to send MIT students abroad to continue work initiated at MIT D-Lab to establish sustainable impact in developing communities around the globe.
Each semester UGC volunteers encourage their classmates to support grants for student led MIT D-lab projects that are designed to tackle poverty issues in developing communities. If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about the campaign, please send us an email at ugc@mit.edu.