CUE Programs

Along with an interdisciplinary major and minor in Urban Studies, the Center for Urban Engagement directs Wheaton in Chicago, a semester-long, residential, experiential program in one of the world's most diverse cities. CUE also sponsors lectures, panels, and other events for the public.

Core Programs

  • The  Urban Studies major helps students develop a sophisticated grasp of cities and their role in global affairs.
  • The  Urban Studies minor complements many other programs of study.
  • The Aequitas Program in Urban Leadership is a four-year, cohort-based, experiential program that educates Wheaton College students to promote just, sustainable, and flourishing urban communities through academic study, experiential learning, immersion programs, and Christian service.
  • Through a combination of coursework and internships,  Wheaton in Chicago presents students with the opportunity to spend a semester living and learning in Chicago, one of the world's most diverse and influential global cities. All WIC students explore the meaning of vocation through our Civitas program, which examines the call to Christ, community, career, and justice.
  • The CUE Scholars' Corner is a colloquium series for our core and supporting faculty.
  • Lectures and other events allow our community of faculty, staff, and students to hear from distinguished scholars, practitioners, and public intellectuals. 
  • CUE sponsors its annual Dr. Samuel H. Shellhamer paper competition challenging students to engage with and write about topics related to the city and urban life. 

Programs in Partnership

Contact CUE or our co-sponsoring departments and programs for more information about our programs in partnership. 

Program

Partner

Breakaway Chicago

Office of Christian Outreach

Chicago Student Teaching

Education Department

WIC Retreats

Student Activities Office 

Urban Track of Wheaton Passage

HoneyRock- Outdoor Center for Leadership Development of Wheaton College

Urban Public Health Elective Concentration

Applied Health Science Department

 

 

 Events

January 20, 2018, 4:00 pm, Edman Chapel - Slavery, Salvation and Song: The Reception and Legacy of the Spiritual, a conversation with Dr. Shawn Okpebholo, Dr. Theon Hill, Dr. Chip Johnson and Dr. Everett McCorvey; Moderator, Dr. Karen Johnson

January 23, 2018, 7:00 pm, Meyer Science Center Lecture Hall - Is Christianity a White Man's Religion? - Dr. Vince Bantu '05, Covenant Theological Seminary