SOPHIA Initiative

Course Information

Program Overview

The SOPHIA (SOPHomore Initiative at Assumption College) program is specially designed to help students discover a deeper connection between their spiritual, personal and professional lives. By combining residential, academic and travel opportunities under the guidance of four dedicated faculty mentors, SOPHIA strives to foster a culture of vocational exploration at Assumption College that will help students pursue productive lives of meaning.

SOPHIA courses drive students to identify and focus on their personal, professional, and spiritual goals in light of their own talents and desires and the needs of the world and its many peoples. They are assisted in their journey by faculty mentors from a variety of different disciplines, who help the SOPHIA students find their calling and identify the steps they can take to bring them closer to their goals.

The program’s 24 participants live together in Assumption’s Living Learning Center and participate in co-curricular activities and retreats designed to offer sophomores a chance to explore themselves through a sense of community. A capstone experience “Rome Sophia” is an optional component of the students’ vocational journey. Students may choose to travel to Rome, Italy, for two weeks of intensive focus on community, reflection and mentoring.

Program Highlights:

  • Courses focus on key topics such as “Living Lives that Matter”.
  • Activities help students develop strong bonds with each other and their coursework.
  • Faculty advisors provide individual mentoring through vocational and academic guidance.

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