Special Programs

Expand Your Knowledge

If you are seeking more challenges, cultural experiences, deeper study or expanded knowledge, we have additional academic options for you. We will help you find or develop programs that build on your strengths, in order that you will attain your life’s ambitions.


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Additional Opportunities

  • Associated Colleges of the Chicago Areas (ACCA) Student Symposium – Design and do an independent research project, prepare an abstract and then give an oral presentation of your results at this annual symposium. Open to students in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, psychology, sociology/anthropology and business/economics.
  • Scholar Week – Students — along with faculty and other guests — present results of their academic research projects during a week-long series of lectures and discussions in April.
  • Pence Boyce Program Fellowships and Olivet Research Associates Program – Work with a faculty member on a forward-looking, 10-week research project during the summer. Projects may be theoretical, lab or field studies. Receive a stipend so you can work full time on your project. Available for science and mathematics students.