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Unify America Challenge: Faculty

This Libguide is dedicated to the Unify America Challenge College Bowl, a face-to-face video conversation between two students who attend different schools and may vote differently, live in different geographies, or have different life experiences.

Steps to Participate in the Unify Challenge College Bowl - Fall 2023

  1. Watch the three short videos here on the About tab and review Overview Flyer
  2. REQUIRED: Reserve your spot by signing up here -- it takes two minutes! You must sign up in advance so a) your name will appear on the "faculty" list when your students sign up, and b) so Unify America can send you important updates. It will take 2-3 days for your name to appear in the list of professors, and then your students can start signing up.  
  3. Review the Faculty Facilitators Guide.  
  4. Review the Student Tab here in this LibGuide – it includes student instructions, the student registration link, and more.
  5. Review the FAQ Tab here in this LibGuide.
  6. (Optional but Recommended) Invite your iCED representative to visit your class to talk about the Challenge.
  7. CHECK YOUR SPAM/JUNK FOLDERS - all correspondence will be from "" -- generally from "" or "" - remind your students to check their spam/junk mail too.
  8. Civic Action Scorecard – Participating in the Unify America College Bowl is worth 10 points (see item CW-10 found here in the Changemaker Hub). Students must log into the Changemaker Hub and answer three reflection prompts to earn 10 points towards the Civic Action Award. Instructions on how to add a Scorecard action into the Hub are found here in the Documents  section of the Hub (Open: “Adding Impacts Master_Sept 2023.docx” and see Section E. “How to Add Civic Actions on the Changemaker Hub”)

Key Facts:

The Unify Challenge will take place over six days, twice a day, for a total of 12 opportunities for your students to choose from the last week of September and the first week of October.  

  • Tuesday, Sept. 26: 5 pm or 8 pm
  • Wednesday, Sept. 27: 5 pm or 8 pm
  • Thursday, Sept. 28: 5 pm or 8 pm
  • Tuesday, Oct. 3: 5 pm or 8 pm
  • Wednesday, Oct. 4: 5 pm or 8 pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 5: 5 pm or 8 pm
  • It takes about 60 seconds for a student to "sign-up" and the actual time participating in the Bowl is ~1 hour.
  • Your students will be matched with a peer from another school.
  • The landing page where your students sign up is

Would You Like to Experience the Challenge?

The College Bowl is just for college students, but if you would like to try the Unify Challenge for yourself you can also sign up for the faculty/staff "open" challenge dates at (just for faculty/staff to see what your students will experience): (THIS LINK IS NOT FOR YOUR STUDENTS!!)

  • Wednesday, 10/11 at 8 pm
  • Tuesday, 10/24 at 2 pm
  • Wednesday, 11/8 at 8 pm
  • Tuesday, 11/28 at 2 pm
  • Thursday, 12/7 at 8 pm
  • Tuesday, 12/19 at  2 pm