Hands-on experiences fuel servant leadership
Our goal is to help each student succeed academically, develop skills, and succeed in college and beyond through Christ-centered experiential learning opportunities.
Experiential learning connects students with experts in their fields, cultivates collaboration across multiple disciplines, and fosters professional, and personal growth.
More than 525 students participated in experiential learning classes and collaborations in the 2022-2023 academic year.
Experience First Program
The Experience First semester teaches students how to create, collaborate, and solve real marketplace problems. Teams of students are paired with businesses or nonprofits to address a challenge. The students work closely with their professional partners to achieve the partners’ goals.
DRAWN TO CHRIST-CENTERED LEARNING
Biology major Marshal Wiegand is the grateful recipient of donor funded scholarships that enabled him to participate in GU’s Outdoor Adventure immersive experience. When you give to Greenville University, you help students access rich “learning-by-doing” experiences beginning freshman year.
Marshal says, "GU is a perfect place to grow in faith and as a person. Thank you donors, and thank you GU."
Growth Beyond Measure
Without donors, I would have missed out on the greatest growth I’ve experienced in my life. GU is a perfect place to grow in faith and as a person. Thank you, donors; and thank you, GU.
Smart Experience Initiatives
Smart Experience Initiatives create Christ-centered learning and new revenue streams
The Contemporary Music Center
Entertainment Industry | Nashville, Tennessee
Our immersive experience partner, the Contemporary Music Center (CMC) provides hands-on experience in recording studios, live audio, lighting design, commercial music, and industry knowledge through an enriching semester experience.
The SMART Experience Greenville
Multipurpose space | Greenville, ILLinois
The SMART Center’s three-levels provide space that fosters innovation, facilitates connections, and cultivates a sense of community. This dynamic workspace serves as a thriving hub for learning opportunities. It is home to community and entrepreneurial initiatives focused on economic growth, such as Buenos Aires Cafe.
Healthcare Experience Institute Dallas
immersive experiential education modeL | Dallas, Texas
This partnership between GU and Faith Presbyterian models hands-on learning at its best. Students gain experience in hospice care, health care, health care management, social work, and chaplaincy.
From June 2019 to May 2023, alumni and friends of GU provided students with:
Internships and Practicums
Unique Learning Opportunites
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