Welcome to the Engaged Humanities Initiative!

Connecting Students, Faculty Members, and the Community Through the Humanities

The Engaged Humanities Initiative is a new program at UIC funded by a grant from the Mellon Foundation. It is a four-year path for undergraduates that leads from exciting freshman seminars to research projects developed with a UIC faculty mentor. More broadly, it offers the opportunity to create a community of students and faculty members interested in exploring how the humanities can help us imagine new approaches, and even solutions, to the urgent problems facing the world today.

Program Highlights:

  • NEW Humanities courses designed and taught by faculty specifically for the EHI.
  • Small seminar style courses allow for faculty-student mentorship and peer interaction.
  • Faculty mentors work with students to support independent research and study.
  • Students receive up tp $10,000 to support humanities research, including study abroad and internships.
  • Leadership opportunities for students who want to make a positive difference in the UIC and broader communities.

Learn more by checking out the information below!