BridgeUSA’s college chapters bring together students from across the ideological spectrum for constructive dialogue on topics happening across the nation. These discussions are not meant to change one’s mind on a subject, but to encourage participants to seek an understanding of alternate viewpoints in effort for better political dialogue.


BridgeUSA was created in 2016 in response to the growing polarization seen around the country and on college campuses. To encourage having conversations on difficult topics, our chapters champion open-dialogue, ideological diversity, and a solution-oriented politics on their campuses.

The first chapter was founded at the University of Notre Dame followed by CU-Boulder and UC Berkeley. We have since expanded to over 40 college campuses around the nation.

Chapter Highlights

University of Notre Dame

Our BridgeND chapter, in partnership with Common Ground Committee, hosted Condoleezza Rice and John Kerry to demonstrate that constructive engagement is possible, even at the highest levels of government.

University of California, Berkeley

BridgeUSA at Berkeley was asked by the Chancellor’s office to inform the creation of a new Free Speech Policy after the university received national criticism.

Arizona State University

BridgeASU’s activism helped launch the School of Civility and Economic Thought at ASU (SCETL), which graduated 36 majors last year. SCETL provides an educational experience for the next generation of impactful leaders.

Oregon State University

BridgeOSU conducted a 600 person survey to better understand their university’s political climate.