CIP101 Course

CIP101 is a compulsory course that every student must take in order to graduate from Sabancı University. Students can participate in the CIP101 course voluntarily throughout their university life after they complete the course successfully for once. Rather than being theoretical, CIP101 is more of a field course in which students are exposed to the learning process by experiencing and participating. The course is added to the program of each student upon registration. Within the scope of the course, students can participate in the field offered to them in line with their own preferences.


The CIP101 course progresses as 2 lecture lessons, participation in the fields and weekly meetings. A bazaar is organized as project fundraising.

Weekly Topics

Within the scope of the course, movies and documentaries are watched, articles and documents are shared every week in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

TopicsSustainable Development Goals 
Human Rights124581016 
Gender Equality4510     
Disability Rights4811     
Conscious Consumption12       
Elderly Rights311      



Projects in Primary Schools 
Work is carried out with 3rd and 4th-grade students in primary schools located in socio-economically disadvantaged areas near the campus. University students serve as role models to the school students and provide educational drama, team-building games, digital literacy, communication skills, and general knowledge lessons/activities. In these activities, methods such as educational drama, artistic skills, and verbal skills are used to enhance children's expression skills, creativity, and self-confidence.


Wikipedia Project 
Co-founder Jimmy Wales defines Wikipedia as the effort to "create and distribute a high-quality encyclopedia in every language to every person on Earth for free." Everyone has the right to access information, and within this scope, the goal of the project is to create titles that have not yet been created, complete missing titles, and edit titles considered erroneous.


Sign Language Project 
Sign language is the communication tool primarily used by hearing-impaired individuals. It is crucial for communicating with disabled individuals within society. Conscious individuals can learn sign language in a short time. Students who choose this project become knowledgeable about sign language at a basic level through a 3-week education.





Special Education Schools Project 
Projects are organized in schools attended by autistic children and mentally disabled children. The aim is to support children in gaining independent living skills through individual education programs tailored to their individual characteristics, with specially trained staff, and to maximize their potential in all areas of development. Students participating in the project also organize and conduct activities with disabled children for this purpose.


Tom@University Projesi 
Part of Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM), TOM@University is a global network of student-led innovation communities in universities that work to make open-source technology accessible to everyone, improving people's lives. Students who choose this project not only identify and propose solutions to problems but can also implement solutions previously developed by peers in different universities. The project field for this project will be in the co-space.


Animal Rights Project 
The aim is to raise awareness about animal rights among Sabancı University students and to promote this awareness both on and off-campus. The goals include protecting the rights of abandoned, mistreated, and abused animals, providing treatment, and finding temporary and permanent families for them. Students participating in the project also take care of animals in shelters and engage in activities to organize and raise awareness within their communities through social and digital media.


Nursing Home Visits Project 
These are projects carried out in nursing homes under the Ministry of Family and Social Services. The aim is to increase the self-confidence and attachment to life of the elderly through activities, create the social environment they need, and enable young people to share their experiences. Essentially, it aims to make the elderly feel young and have fun by keeping their minds active with young people during the day. Activities include various oral history studies, recipe book publishing, choir rehearsals, poetry readings, workshops to improve manual skills and reflexes, and memory games.





Disaster Awareness Project/span> 
The goal of the Disaster Awareness Project is to learn, adopt, and implement individual-level actions to be taken before, during, and after disasters. Within the scope of the project, professionals teach disaster preparedness, actions to be taken during disasters, and potential initial interventions after disasters, and the knowledge taught is put into practice. Students participating in this project will receive training on basic disaster awareness, medical interventions during disasters, and psychological first aid during disasters. They will also participate in drills at the civil defense center and on campus.


Gender/Sexual Health Awareness Project 
Under this project, students participate in activities and workshops to raise awareness about the theme. These include memory walks (held on weekends), education/workshops from relevant NGOs, and interactive discussion activities.


Urban/Environmental Awareness Project 
In the Urban and Environmental Awareness project, students engage in discussions about urban problems. Sustainability, upcycling, consumption habits, and coastal cleaning activities are the main focus of the project.


Health Project  
Within the scope of the Health project, students conduct research and prepare campaigns on topics they want to focus on. Activities are carried out around subjects such as addiction, eating disorders, sexual diseases, and healthy nutrition.


Human Rights Project  
The Human Rights project addresses discrimination, prejudices, and the concept of basic human rights while trying to establish their relationship with daily life. Through thematic film screenings and various educational games (dramatization, board games, etc.), it not only enhances the empathy skills of students who choose the project but also seeks answers to Alain Touraine's question, "Can We Live Together?" Topics such as the environment, gender, media, disability, social rights, and education form the main headings of the project.