Learning Communities

Across the Academy

  • How do I know what I know? Why does it matter? Where do my passions and academic interests connect? Explore the great questions of the human experience (“Why is there war?” “Whose fault is climate change?” “What is sexuality?”) through the lenses of different academic methods of inquiry. This community will appeal to any students who are interested in seeing connections between the disciplines (humanities, sciences, and social sciences), but may be of particular interest to students who are Premajor, intending to double major, or to enter fields such as Liberal Studies.

    Our Mission

    Across the Academy offers residents the opportunity for self-discovery while developing a deeper, interdisciplinary understanding of the world around them. Through this supportive, trusting, and vibrant learning community, students make connections between their diverse interests and the places where their aspirations intersect with society. Learning Community programs in each quarter combine fun with thought-provoking inquiry; for example, participating in a forum on social justice then sharing thoughts over pie and coffee or learning about Ignatian discernment amid the natural beauty of the Cascade Mountains.

    Our Direction

    Across the Academy will consider three profound questions as we build a thriving learning community that broadens students' perspectives in a social, academic and global context:

    • Where do we come from?
    • Where are we now?
    • Where will we go?

    Location: Floors 2 & 3 in Bellarmine Hall

    Faculty Director: Audrey Hudgins