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What is a Learning Community?

While college itself is a learning community, a “Learning Community” provides opportunities for students to enjoy personalized educational experiences with a group of likeminded peers.

Benefits of a Learning Community:

  • Make friends and develop close connections with fellow students, and college faculty and staff.
  • Students who participate in Learning Communities are often more engaged and satisfied with their college experience.
  • Students involved in Learning Communities show greater academic achievement, greater involvement on campus, and more motivation.
LDRS student

LDRS Initiative

LDRS stands for Leadership Development, Reflection, and Service Initiative. LDRS is a leadership development and college success program for freshmen who meet one or more of the eligibility criteria.

The LDRS Initiative is designed to ensure that participants have a smooth transition to college life and receive continued support throughout their first year to ensure success.

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Franciscan Servant Scholars

Franciscan Servant Scholars (FSS) Program is designed for full‐time undergraduate students of all faiths and majors who seek to develop their faith and grow in service as they discern a career path. The FSS Program is rooted in Stritch’s Catholic Franciscan heritage and Values.

FSS gives students opportunities to connect their academic coursework with service to the community, work for peace and social justice, engage in theological reflection and participate in authentic openness to faith sharing. The FSS Program includes a $1,000 scholarship. Ten new freshmen are accepted to FSS annually.

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Honors Program

The Stritch Honors Program blends the traditional elements of an academic honors program with our Mission and Values to create curricular and co-curricular activities that deliver a challenging, engaging and transformative experience to our most-highly-qualified students.

Students accepted to Stritch as freshmen and who qualify for our Trustee’s and Presidential Scholarships are invited to apply to the Honors Program. The Honors program accepts 20 new freshmen each year.

Qualified students will find the Honors Program application on their admissions portal.

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