Why Choose the Micah: Living the Mission Learning Community?
First-year Micah students study in many different majors. Together, they take several courses that fulfill some of the University’s core requirements. In the fall, Micah students explore ideals of social justice while taking two courses in small discussion sections. In the spring, they take at least one course together that explores issues related to urban poverty studies. The program offers an optional minor in Urban Poverty Studies.
Working among people from many racial and ethnic backgrounds who live in neighborhoods near the University, Micah community members will perform three hours of service a week together at one of 13 model sites. The program provides your transportation.
During a weekly community hour, Micah students gather in small groups to support one another, reflect on experiences in class and at service, and share their faith. Many older students stay involved throughout their college careers, continuing their service, serving as mentors, leading retreats and small-group gatherings, and organizing Micah large-group service days and social events.
The program welcomes students of all faiths and majors. This community also has a sophomore component for students who wish to continue in the community for a second year.
To be considered for the Micah learning community, please complete the application for the Micah Program. You can apply to the Micah Program through the SLU Admission portal. Once there, log back in by clicking "Undergraduate" (the top button if you have not applied to SLU or the bottom button if you have already submitted your SLU application) and continue to the Micah application. If you have any problems or questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All learning community students will be placed into the associated Micah courses by the learning community academic coordinator.
Emily Komos, M.S.W., Micah Program Director