Callings: This program helps students seek lives of purpose and fulfillment. Callings-sponsored events aim to enrich our understanding of identity and purpose.
Quests and Questions: Quests and Questions is a student-led and driven organization commited to discerning Callings and it seeks to discover enriching, purpose driven lives through a peer mediated mentor network.
- Audience: Young men ages 18-22; reaching out to all 900 undergraduates.
- When: The various aspects of the Callings program are ongoing throughout the year, with internships taking place over the summer. Quests and Questions occurs throughout the year.
- Approximate Number of Participants: 30-45 students and faculty/staff. The Quests and Questions group has about 4-6 students, while our faculty-staff reading group has drawn about 15-20 per semester.
- Focus of Vocational Program: The Callings program brings speakers to campus to reflect on their vocational journeys; supports non-profit summer internships that enable students to explore potential callings, as well as short-term externships in both for-profit and non-profit settings; Quests and Questions, a student run group, focuses on vocation, meaning, and purpose in education and future employment prospects; has taken students on Quests to several locations in southern Indiana and Detroit designed to prod thinking about vocation; conducts and faculty-staff reading group that explores our vocation in higher education.
Funding and Operations
Wabash hopes to find ways to sustain its reflection programs.
- External Support: NetVUE Program Development Grant, 2013-14.
- Operations: Our program development grant of $46,000 will end up supporting the program for approximately 27 months. We are searching for support moving forward and may need to scale back somewhat.