The Micah Program
Where students from all majors live, study and serve together


Program Overview:

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Community Life


Weekly Service

Optional Focus on Immigration

The Urban Project

Community Life: As a new Micah student, you'll have the opportunity to live with others in the program on two active floors of Marguerite Hall that serve as the center of many service and social justice activities on campus. Weekly, for about an hour, students gather in small groups with their Micah Mentor or in large groups with their Campus Minister to pray together, discuss issues, and have fun. Click here to learn more about Micah community.

Coursework: During your freshman year, you'll take several of your required core courses with other students in the program: introductions to Theology and Philosophy in the fall and, in the spring, your choice between three courses: Contemporary Black America, Introduction to Latin American Studies or Urban Crisis. If you need a freshman writing course, you can also take a special English section focused on your service experiences. Since the program stresses collaborative learning, students work closely together, exploring issues that really matter. Click here to learn more about Micah coursework.

Weekly Service: Micah students serve among the people in need in communities near the university. There, Micah students bring together their studies and experiences to support efforts being planned and undertaken by the neighborhood residents themselves. Only 30 hours of service are required per semester. Click here to learn more about Micah service.

Optional Focus on Immigration: The Micah Program offers optional opportunities to serve with nonprofit organizations that work with immigrants in the inner city. And, for those specifically interested in the issues facing Latino immigrants, Micah students can apply through SLU to study for a semester in Latin America, where they will get to know the people, serve among them, and take classes on the challenges they face. In addition, the Micah Program's Interdisciplinary Minor in Urban Social Analysis has an Area of Emphasis focused on immigration and globalization.

The Urban Project: The Urban Project is a collaboration of the Micah Program and first-rate academic departments and programs that offer degrees dealing with urban problems, including American Studies, Civil Engineering, Communication Disorders, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Economics, Educational Studies, Nutrition and Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Pre-Law Studies, Political Science, Public Health, Public Policy Studies, Social Work, Sociology, and Criminal Justice. Micah students interested in the Urban Project take Urban Crisis (3 credit hours) and Exploring Urban Vocations (1 credit hour) during the spring semester of their freshmen year. These courses fulfill their Micah Program spring course requirement. Learn more about the Urban Project.

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