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Gift of Life College Challenge

Students save lives! Join the Gift of Life Donor Program College Challenge to make a living, breathing difference in our community.


Congratulations to our 2021 College Challenge Winners!

Gift of Life is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Student Save Lives College Challenge. Seven schools completed the challenge, bringing our life-saving mission to thousands of students and faculty through both virtual and live events and activities.

Returning champion Susquehanna University won first prize for a campaign called “Operation Organ Donor.” Members of the school’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter registered 70 donors, hosted a trivia night with 40 participants and engaged students with three days of fun games including giant Jenga and Operation on campus.

Second prize winner Arcadia University’s 1853 Communications organization held three donor drives and reached more than 800 people via an Instagram campaign. Marketing and nursing students at DeSales University teamed up to win third prize by registering 21 donors, hosting a Facebook live event that garnered more than 900 views and participating in Gift of Life’s Dash From Home.

Learn more on our 2021 winners here!

What is the College Challenge?

Gift of Life Donor Program is proposing a challenge to college clubs, organizations, and PRSSA Chapters across our region to not only spread organ donor awareness, but also register students, faculty and staff on campus as organ donors through this online portal.

Help end our nation’s critical organ shortage by raising awareness on your campus of the need for organ, tissue and cornea donors. By sharing information, driving engagement and registering donors, you’ll earn points for your team as you compete against other local universities.

Cash Prizes!

Gift of Life Donor Program is awarding the top three participating schools with prizes of $1000 (1st place), $500 (2nd place), $300 (3rd place), and $500 to the chapter that registers the most new organ donors.

Gift of Life College Challenge Sign Up Form

  • If you are participating as part of a group/club (PRSSA, Ad Club, fraternity/sorority) please fill in the line below.


Previous Submissions

Congratulations to Drexel University’s PRSSA organization who won the College Challenge in 2019 and then went on to receive national awards.

Click here to see Drexel’s award-winning campaign.

Check out the campaigns that Millersville UniversityShippensburg University, Susquehanna University, and University of Scranton helped execute to bring awareness to organ donation and register students, faculty and staff at their campuses.

Rules & Regulations

Download the attached PDF for a full list of Gift of Life College Challenge rules and regulations.

Rules, Regulations & Submissions

College Challenge Scorecard

Digital Toolkit

Everything you need to get started with the Gift of Life College Challenge can be found in this digital toolkit.

Printable Flyer

Download and print this flyer to raise awareness on campus and in your community!

Brand Assets

Download Gift of Life brand assets that you can use while planning your College Challenge events.

Click here to browse Gift of Life brand assets.