The College Progressives are a group intended to act as a voice for progressive leftist politics on campus, as well as a center to concentrate activist activities among students. The College Progressives was formed in response to the desire and need for a politically oriented group on campus that emphasizes action, rather than rhetoric. The College Progressives fill a much-needed role on campus as a central hub for activism to take place. Where prior to the club’s founding, activism and progressive leftist politics were spread across a wide variety of groups who often did not engage students in active community involvement, there now exists a place where students from varying passions and backgrounds can come and work together to actively build a better community through political activism, volunteer work, and collaborative effort. Geared toward action, the College Progressives contrast with existing political groups by going beyond mere discussion of issues in order to create the change its members wish to see in the world. Based on unity and democracy, the College Progressives contrast with other action-oriented groups on campus by providing a centralized place where passions and talents from a wide variety of backgrounds can be utilized towards a larger goal of a more progressive community, instead of advocating for one specific group.