University of Iowa PITCH 2020 Press Release

We are excited to announce the winner of the 2020 CAMPUSPEAK PITCH competition for students.

PITCH is a “Shark Tank” style competition for students to win up to $15,000 of CAMPUSPEAK educational resources in the form of speakers, interactive workshops, customized programs, consulting services, assessment support, online education, and educational promotion campaign to address a specific issue in their campus community. CAMPUSPEAK would like to thank all of the schools who participated and encourage them to continue to pursue their innovative and creative ideas for creating long-term change.

Congratulations to the University of Iowa for being selected as the 2020 PITCH Winner! The team made up of Madeleine Ackerburg, President (Chi Omega), Sheyanne Koethe, Vice President of Leadership & Education (Zeta Tau Alpha), Chloe Olszewski, Vice President of Standards & Accountability (Alpha Chi Omega) and Audrey Patterson, Vice President of Academic Achievement (Delta Delta Delta) pitched their plan to empower members of their sorority and fraternity community to support fellow members through the challenges surrounding mental health. The plan includes utilizing the online educational course Name Your Story and an educational speaker in the training of student leaders and general community members.

“We are excited that CAMPUSPEAK can support the fraternity and sorority community at the University of Iowa. The leadership these students displayed in recognizing the importance of mental wellness within their community is impressive. Investing effort to empower a support network that is both accessible, and effective is wise. We are proud to participate in such a well thought out plan” said David Stollman, President & Co-Founder of CAMPUSPEAK.

PITCH BY CAMPUSPEAK is an opportunity for innovators to propose solutions that will make a significant and long-term impact on issues facing college students. Pitches were at the AFLV-Central 2020 conference and implementation will begin in Fall 2020. Winners of PITCH BY CAMPUSPEAK receive up to $15,000.00 in CAMPUSPEAK programs and services.

Since 1999, CAMPUSPEAK has provided transformative learning experiences through its keynote speakers, interactive workshops, consulting, online education, and custom programs. Partnering with campuses and higher education organizations across the country, CAMPUSPEAK offers programming to educate and inspire students for success in their college years and beyond