Pathways to Purpose offers a variety of curricular and co-curricular programming. All programs have a focus on asking fundamental questions of vocation, purpose, and meaning and helping participants to identify important moments in their past that have helped define both the path they have taken and the person they have become. See the calendar below for a full listing of upcoming Pathways to Purpose events and partner events.
Faculty members across disciplines have found ways to integrate fundamental questions of purpose and vocation into their classroom readings, discussions, and activities. Learn more about which classes allow students to explore their vocation while earning academic credit.
Student Retreat on Vocation
Students are invited to join us for a one-night retreat away from campus as we explore fundamental ideas about vocation, explore our multiple purposes in life, and discuss our roles in our communities. The Student Retreat on Vocation is open to sophomore and junior students of all majors and disciplines.
Discuss purpose and meaning between classes! Faculty and staff are encouraged to invite students to join them for informal conversations on meaning and purpose in the dining hall.
Offered every fall term during the first week of classes, the Sophomore Class Dinner is an opportunity to reconnect with faculty and peers to celebrate successes of the first year and make plans for the next 3 years on campus.
Small Group Discussions
Small Groups can be formed by any group of at least 6 people and are a way to continue discussions of vocation and purpose in a consistent manner throughout the year.
Faculty/Staff Retreat on Vocation
An end of the year retreat for faculty and staff to reflect on their own vocation. All faculty and staff are invited to join us in community for this retreat. Retreats will rotate yearly between an off-campus overnight retreat and a day-long retreat.