Study of Civic Engagement and Wellness

Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) awarded Project Pericles a grant to study the impact of participation in courses with a civic component on student well-being. We are pleased to announce that BatesGoucherHendrix, and Pitzer Colleges will be collaborating with us on this project. This grant will allow us to study the impact of incorporating civic engagement in the curricula on the well-being of college students. We will compare the impact of different approaches to civic engagement on student well-being and look at variations among student populations. We will examine a number of high impact practices including first-year seminars and community-based learning courses and assess their impact on well-being. In addition, close attention will be paid to the impact of programs on Pell-eligible and first-generation students.