As a component of the Compass curriculum, Mentored Academic Pathway (MAP) is a process of reflection, inquiry, and planning through which students choose their paths through the classes, majors, internships and extracurriculars.

MAP Day is day set aside to reflect on our individual and collective journeys, to build a stronger, more inclusive community, and to make a thoughtful plan to move ahead.

Step back from your daily schedule to reflect on your educational journey and on your part in building the Wheaton community. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with all that Wheaton has to offer, from academic opportunities like honors and scholars programs and student-faculty research, to career connections through the Wheaton Edge funding and internship support, to student activities and leadership opportunities. Come and build your plan for your own success and be a part of the Wheaton community.

Sessions for first-year students include time management, funding 101, and navigating the Compass curriculum. Sessions available for all include Career Services’ signature Wheaton to the World programs including alumni panels, financial planning, and internship and job search strategies. Community-building and anti-racist engagement will be featured in the final hour session hosted by Diversity, Equity and Access Leadership (DEAL), focused on policing in America and the growth of the Black Lives Matter movement.

A host of other activities will also take place, including musical performances through dorm windows, apple cider donuts on the Dimple, introductions to new honors and scholars programs, invitations to student activities and student activism, and much, much more.

How can you use your freedoms to support the positive advancement of specific causes and to represent the concern of others within a system (i.e., advocacy) and/or to bring about social and political change outside of systems (i.e., activism)?

Come and hear from Wheaton community members who are successfully engaged in advocacy and activism work on and off campus. Topics for this conversation will include:

  • different approaches for effective advocacy and activism
  • leadership skills for advocacy and activist work
  • opportunities to engage in advocacy and activism work as a student

Refreshments immediately following this event in Wooley Room.  

This community conversation is part of our campus-wide Three Freedoms theme. This program is sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA), the Scholars At Risk (SAR) Committee, the Center for Social Justice & Community Impact (SJCI), and the Office of the Provost. Contact: Peony Fhagen: Assoc. Provost for Diversity & Faculty Development.