Strategic Initiatives

Titans Strive to Better Their Communities

ASB painting crew
Students in the IWU chapter of Habitat for Humanity painted houses (and possibly each other) during Alternative Spring Break in Mobile, Ala.

An important part of the liberal arts is educating students to become engaged global citizens. The Illinois Wesleyan community critically examines questions related to human freedom and dignity. Students are encouraged to connect with local, national and global human rights advocates, groups and organizations.

The new Center for Engaged Citizenship (CEC) at Illinois Wesleyan is home to the Action Research Center (ARC), the Student Resource and Volunteer Center, and the Center for Human Rights & Social Justice.

Located on the first floor of the Center for Liberal Arts, this collaborative effort is intended to streamline community connections, grow our partnerships, and serve as a more effective resource for students, staff, faculty, and community organizations.

▷ The Action Research Center coordinates community-based research projects tied to the curriculum, coupling students with community partners to work together as agents of positive change.

▷ The Hart Career Center provides career planning assistance and connects students with community employers through experiential learning opportunities, internships and jobs.

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