Valpo’s Programs of Strategic Significance
INSTITUTE FOR LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE
The Institute works across the University community to help students integrate their academic study, service experience, and career goals into a deeper sense of calling and purpose. Through the Calling and Purpose in Society (CAPS) Fellows Program, Pathways to Purpose Speakers Series, and Center for Civic Reflection, students are engaged in discussion, experiential learning, and leadership development opportunities. The CAPS Fellows serve summer internships with regional and national service organizations in Northwest Indiana, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and other metro areas.
Valpo students gain knowledge and spiritual growth from a wide range of experiences, both inside and outside the classroom. Internships, research opportunities, clinical experiences, Study Abroad, and service-learning trips all provide students with valuable hands-on experience in real-world situations. Endowed funding will support experiential opportunities for students to sharpen their entrepreneurial, health care, legal, and leadership skills and prepare them with a deeper understanding of the world in which they will lead and serve.
UNIVERSITY WRITING PROGRAM
A Valpo education prepares students for success in a global environment. Critical to this success is their ability to communicate effectively in relevant media and across cultures with strong writing skills, regardless of major. New funding will provide resources for the continued design, development, and implementation of a coherent and comprehensive writing program for all undergraduate and Law School students, as well as expanded faculty development programming in writing instruction.
CORE, CHRIST COLLEGE, AND CAPSTONE EXPERIENCES
From the day they step on campus through their final course, Valpo students are presented with a learning environment that is focused on their intellectual, spiritual, and creative formation.
Endowed funding will enrich Valpo’s interdisciplinary experiences to prepare undergraduate students for their intellectual, spiritual, and creative formation well beyond graduation.