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Call for Applications: Undergraduate Core Curricular Fellows 2024-25


All undergraduate students at Saint Louis University complete the Saint Louis University Core, an integrated intellectual experience completed by all baccalaureate students at SLU, regardless of major, program, college, school or campus.

The Core will offer all SLU students the same unified approach to Jesuit education guided by SLU’s institutional mission and identity and our undergraduate Core Student Learning Outcomes. In recognition of the important contributions our undergraduate students make to shaping the SLU experience for future students, the University Undergraduate Core Committee (UUCC) invites current SLU undergraduates to apply for one of three open Undergraduate Core Curricular Fellowships.

Students identified as Core Curricular Fellows will serve one-year terms on one of the UUCC’s seven Core Curricular Subcommittees. Working in collaboration with the faculty members populating each subcommittee, and formally mentored by the Chair of their subcommittee, Undergraduate Core Curricular Fellows will gain rich, multidimensional insight into course and curricular design in higher education.

In addition to reviewing submitted to count for the University Core, Fellows will discuss curricular changes and approaches to training faculty with their subcommittee members and will assist the Core in building a social media presence. Descriptions of each subcommittee area can be found below. Please note: students are free to apply to more than one subcommittee; however, Core Curricular Fellows will serve on only one subcommittee.


Subcommittee Areas

Cura Personalis and Reflection-in-Action

The Undergraduate Core Curricular Fellow for Cura Personalis and Reflection in Action should be committed to helping SLU students engage in meaningful experiences with both on and off campus communities, and in reflecting on how such experiences influence their personal development and vocational discernment. The student fellow for this subcommittee will participate in the review and approval of instructors, courses, and extra-curricular activities that will meet the 3 experiences of Cura Personalis as well as the Reflection in Action attribute.

Equity and Global Identities

The Undergraduate Core Curricular Fellow for the Core Equity and Global Identities attributes will help advance the Core’s “commitment to helping students understand the world in which they are living so that they can better advocate for justice and act in solidarity with people who are disadvantaged and oppressed.” The EGI Subcommittee discusses questions of human dignity, equity, and identity; how these questions are embedded in and shaped by social systems; and how students can advance social justice in our interconnected world. Experience connecting with students from diverse backgrounds and actively engaging in issues related to identities and social systems will be a plus. 

Ways of Thinking

The Undergraduate Core Curricular Fellow for Ways of Thinking should be curious about how learning different approaches to knowledge acquisition enhances intellectual creativity and flexibility. The Ways of Thinking distribution in the University Core requires students to complete four courses of their choice in four different disciplinary areas: Quantitative Reasoning; Aesthetics, History and Culture; Social and Behavioral Sciences; and Natural and Applied Sciences. Because so many courses at SLU will count for this Core area, the Undergraduate Core Fellow for Ways of Thinking will engage with the breadth and depth of undergraduate coursework offered at our University, and will help identify and champion the kinds of courses SLU students would like to see populate these four areas. 

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