Tommie advantage

Tommie Advantage is a campuswide initiative that brings an intentional focus on student learning outside of the classroom.  Students who engage with Tommie Advantage will encounter experiences that touch on five different learning goals:

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Students will develop an understanding of self that facilitates their physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual wellbeing. Students will explore their vocation by examining how strengths, values and passions intersect with the needs of the world. 

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Students connecting at the fall activities fair


Students will learn about their connections with other individuals and communities and learn to listen with empathy, develop strategies for navigating conflict and build relationships based on mutual respect and accountability.

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students collaborating with community members.

Embracing Our Differences

Students will learn about their social identities in relation to those different from themselves, and will develop skills to communicate effectively across diverse perspectives.

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Students in create[space] working on an engineering project.

Innovating Creatively

Embracing our institutional identity as an Ashoka U Changemaker campus, students will learn to be leaders who embrace creativity to develop solutions to the pressing societal problems.  Students will cultivate creativity through self-expression and collaboration.  They will learn to work with others to critically and constructively evaluate competing ideas and develop innovative solutions that advance the common good. 

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Students participating in community clean-up

Acting Wisely

Students will learn to take wise action when striving to make positive contributions to their communities.  Students will develop an understanding of their impact on others and communities and will work to develop reciprocal relationships informed by community values.   

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