Beyond the Classroom

Our signature integrative learning opportunities (PEAKs) will give you an edge in future academic and occupational endeavors.

All Concordia graduates will show at least two Pivotal Experience in Applied Knowledge (PEAK) involvement in their portfolio. Your PEAK might be a special course, an internship, a global learning experience, or a service project.

Integrating this involvement into a student's four-year Concordia experience is evidence of our long-running commitment to using a liberal arts foundation to prepare leaders for a world of change.

One example of a PEAK: 10 Concordia students embarked on a student-led spring Breakaway trip across the western U.S., where they were immersed in issues of sustainability. The students learned about what is possible for campus sustainability at Concordia and shared goals for policies relating to environmental issues.

PEAK Leadership

Students who serve in leadership positions on campus can often apply their experience toward a PEAK.

Carrie Voss '21 is this year's homecoming chair.
Gunnar Aas '22 is an RA at Hoyum Hall.
Justin Monroe '21 is the student director of marketing for SALT.
Lauren Nelson '22 is a sustainability student leader on campus.

Learning + Doing

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Compassionate Justice

Student-faculty research project focuses on a compassionate approach to juvenile justice

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Environmental Exploration

A group of students explores environmental policy and sustainability during a High Impact Leadership Trip through the American West.

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