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Student Activism Across the Past 5 Years

What Higher Ed Leaders Need to Know About Evolving Challenges

Student activism trends

EAB analyzed student activism activity across the past five years, which included 500+ activism data points related to protestspetitions, and demands.

The EAB dataset includes:


  • Institutions in the United States, Canada, Europe, and South Africa
  • A variety of institution types (public and private) and sizes (from small to large)
  • Across multiple platforms and formats: formal demands, social media campaigns, and news reports


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