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Frequently Asked Questions

Consult the list of responses to common questions about Scholars for Community-Engaged Vocation. Contact us if you need more information.

What are the benefits of joining Scholars for Community-Engaged Vocation?

In addition to the personal and professional growth students experience through the support and learning offered by Scholars for Community-Engaged Vocation, students in the pathway are offered a variety of opportunities including:

  • Dinners and coffee-dates to get to know the students, faculty, and staff involved in the pathway
  • Workshops that equip students to think about the practical aspects of a life of service
  • Funding for TRIPS participant fees, gas and food for service-related activities, conference attendance and travel, study abroad service experiences, etc.
  • Annual retreat for students with activities and reflection during the spring semester
  • Faculty and staff support for post-graduate applications

What are the pathway requirements?

Scholars for Community Engaged Vocation uniquely integrates St. Norbert programs that help students develop a deep sense of purpose that embodies a commitment to justice and the common good. The SCEV Pathway Requirements List tells students exactly what is required to complete the pathway over 2-3 years. Each year, students in SCEV are strongly encouraged to participate in all of the Annual SCEV Pathway Activities in order to have the fullest experience possible. These activities give students valuable opportunities to learn and grow together.

SCEV has prepared examples of how students can complete the program depending on what year you join. You can also schedule an appointment with an SCEV mentor by emailing engagedscholars@snc.edu.

When can I apply to join Scholars for Community-Engaged Vocation?
Students apply to join the pathway during the spring semester of their first or second year and begin the pathway the next fall.

Can I join SCEV if I plan to study abroad?

Yes! Study abroad is one of the SCEV endorsed activities because it gives students an immersion experience with another culture that deepens vocational exploration and discernment. Many students also choose to make community-engagement a part of their study abroad experience. See our examples of how students can complete the program for an illustration of how to make studying abroad a part of the SCEV pathway.

How do I finish Scholars for Community-Engaged Vocation?
The best way to finish the pathway is to complete the capstone and retreat during your senior year at St. Norbert. These students will receive support from faculty and staff mentors through the post-grad application process. Students may also choose to leave the pathway at the end of each academic year following the spring retreat.

What majors and minors can apply to join Scholars for Community-Engaged Vocation?
All St. Norbert students are welcome to apply to join Scholars for Community-Engaged Vocation. We believe that students from any major who seek to contribute to the common good will find useful conversations and opportunities in this pathway.

Are trainings or resources available for faculty and staff?
Faculty and staff are also supported in their integration of vocation and community engagement. Faculty and staff are provided a variety of opportunities to explore this intersection and how they can support students. Faculty interested in teaching CENG courses are invited to apply for the Faculty Fellows in Community Engagement. Faculty and staff are encouraged to recommend students who would be valuable members of the SCEV pathway. Please email us at engagedscholars@snc.edu to recommend students!

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