The mission of the Lyceum Program is to assemble, educate and support students on the three pillars of Wingate University: Faith, Knowledge and Service by providing a premise for diverse and universal co-curricular events.
- To assist students with educational readiness in global & domestic current events.
- To collaborate with the campus community, faculty and other external stakeholders to provide lyceum programming for fall and spring semesters.
- To support students in discovering their strengths, capabilities, values and passion outside of the classroom.
- To encourage a sense of community and belongingness amongst the Wingate University Community and the world.
The Lyceum Program is a graduation requirement for undergraduate students. In order to graduate, students must attend 24 Lyceum events selected from four broad categories:
- Academic lectures explore scholarly topics that are relevant to current events or controversies and are of importance and interest to a wide variety of students. Prominent lecturers and panelists help students explore topics related to your own disciplines or may introduce you to important concepts from other fields of interest.
- Personal and professional growth events allow students to explore issues related to personal and career development, including understanding diversity, civic engagement, personal health and wellness, resume-building, career pathways, and leadership.
- Faith and character development events encourage students to explore their own beliefs and faith experiences, and those of others.
- Fine arts presentations and performances allow students to learn about and enjoy a wide variety of performances, including dance, film, music, photography, theater, and vocal performance, from locally and nationally acclaimed artists.
Students attend a minimum of 4 events from each category and 8 more “elective” events from any of the categories. Students who transfer in credits have fewer required lyceum events depending on how many credits they transferred.