Pathways to Purpose

Vocational Discernment at Spring Hill College

Promoting programming across campus to assist Spring Hill College students in their search for meaning, purpose, and vocation. Discerning vocation and purpose is not just about a career, Pathways to Purpose examines the whole self and how we live our lives in the relation to the world around us.

Create Your Own Path

The average college graduate has 7.5 different jobs before age thirty.2 Developing discernment skills now can help you navigate future transitions in your life.

Live a Meaningful Life

Students who participate in purpose exploration programs, like Pathways to Purpose during college express a broader satisfaction with life after college.

Build Community through Storytelling

Hearing and sharing stories of vocation can help you understand how to design your own path through life. Hear from faculty and staff on their own reflections on purpose and vocation.


Building Student Pathways

Programming for Students

Curricular and co-curricular programs designed to help students develop a sense of purpose and deepen their understanding of their own purpose.



Inspiring Purposeful Academic Life

Programming for Faculty & Staff

Professional development, grants, and other resources to give faculty and staff the tools to live out their vocation and share their story with students.



Defining Vocational Discernment


Vocation is how we live our lives in relation to the communities in which we live and serve. Vocation gives our lives an overarching purpose throughout all aspects of who we are.


Discernment is the search for truth and is a life-long process of listening to ourselves and the world around us.

Connect to Your Calling