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 two lecture lessons, participation in discussion weeks and weeks of practices. A bazaar is organized as a project fundraising. During the discussion weeks of the course, movies and documentaries are watched and discussed on topics related to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.



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 activities are held on themes such as children's rights, environment, mass communication, cultural interaction, cultural heritage, gender, approach to people with disabilities, conflict-reconciliation-peace, and general culture. In these activities, children's expression and communication skills, creativity and self-confidence are tried to be enhanced.


Digital Citizenship Project 

The aim is for students to make the most of the opportunities offered by the Internet and digital technologies and to behave responsibly and consciously in the digital world. Learning and practicing the concept of digital citizenship contributes to the creation of a healthier and safer digital society. Social media addiction, cyberbullying, open culture, access to accurate and reliable information, artificial intelligence, ethics and the future of the internet are the main topics of the project. Students will also learn about the cornerstones of Wikipedia and how to edit as a Wikipedia user.


Sign Language Project 
Sign language is very crucial for communicating with hearing impaired individuals in society. Students who choose this project will have basic knowledge about sign language with the training they will receive for 5 weeks.





Special Education Schools Project 
Work is carried out with children with disabilities in this project. The aim is to support children to acquire independent living skills in environments suitable for their individual characteristics and to maximize their potential in all areas of development. Students participating in the project also organize and conduct activities with children with disabilities for this purpose. 


Tom@University Project 
Student who choose this project identify the everyday challenges faced by people with disabilities or underdeveloped motor skills and develop simple and creative solutions to these problems. In addition, students can act as practitioners of solutions developed by communities working on this issue at different universities. The implementation for the project takes place at CoSpace.


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 finding temporary and permanent families for abandoned, mistreated and stray animals is among the goals of the project. Student participating in the project support the care of the animals living in shelters by visiting shelters. They also organize and raise awareness within their communities through social and digital media.


Nursing Home Visits Project 

The activities in this project aim to increase the elderly's self-confidence and commitment to life, create the social environment they need and enable them to transfer their experiences to young people. Essentially, the aim is for the elderly to have fun with young people during the day. Within the scope of the project, the elderly are kept physically and mentally active through oral history studies, quiz competitions, choir activities, poetry reading, simple sport activities, and artistic activities.





Disaster Awareness Projects 
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 defence centre and on campus.


Gender and Sexual Health Awareness Project 
Under this project, students participate in activities and workshops to raise awareness on gender and sexual health issues. These include memory walks, training and workshops from relevant NGOs, and interactive discussion activities. In addition, campaigns are organized on and off campus.


Urban and Environmental Awareness Project 
Within the scope of the project, "Active Participation of Youth in Climate Action Planning Project" will be carried out together with WWF Turkey Volunteer Program and Climate and Energy Program. The objectives of the project are to increase students' climate and climate action plans literacy skills and their effectiveness in the climate struggle, to examine and follow the climate action plans of municipalities, to examine and report on the climate change process from the perspective of the most vulnerable groups including women and people with disabilities, to develop local collaborations and to carry out advocacy activities.


Health Project  
This project aims to raise awareness about health and promote healthy living habits. In this context, work is carried out around topics such as addiction, healthy eating, eating disorders, emotional, social and psychological well-being and sexual health. 


Human Rights Project  

This project discusses concepts such as basic human rights, discrimination and prejudice while trying to establish their relationship with daily life. Thematic film screenings, interactive activities, and educational games (animation and board games, etc.), within the scope of the project aim to increase the empathy and knowledge of the students who choose the project. Education, social rights, environment, gender, media, and disability rights constitute the main topics of the project.