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Curriculum

The Project 168 curriculum includes 10 competency areas. The specific curricula for each area are listed below. Each competency area, developed by a University content expert, has required core experiences accompanied by electives. At a minimum, students will engage in 52 unique experiences.

Competency AREAS


Service, Civic Engagement and Activism

Required Core (2)

  • Complete 25 hours of community service in an area you are passionate about and log them in iServe
  • Design your own social action project or participate in a project your passionate about guided by the Social Action Clinic

Elective Options (3)

  • Participate in an official public education campaign
  • Register to vote in your home nation (if applicable)
  • Connect with a nonprofit organization and carry out a donation drive
  • Attend a WVU community engagement/volunteer fair and visit a minimum of three organizations 
  • Complete a service-learning S-designated class
  • Participate in programming in a local West Virginia county provided by WVU Extension Services
  • Hold active membership in a service-based organization
  • Attend a local/state/national debate, forum, meeting, legislative session, etc.
  • Complete 10 hours of service with the same organization (in addition to the core requirement)
  • Complete a national service program (i.e., AmeriCorps state or national, AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC) [if completed, the course will count for all 3 elective requirements]
  • Complete a service-based program with Adventure WV
  • Attend an Adventure WV Quest First Year Trip (or any other First Year Trip with a Service component)

Leadership Development

Required Core (1)

Elective Options (4)

  • Enroll in a Leadership Studies Course (if completed, the course will count for all 4 elective requirements)
    • LDR 201 Principles of Leadership
    • LDR 301 Problems in Leadership
    • LDR 401 Leadership in Action
  • Attend at least two (2) SOLD Workshops offered by Student Engagement and Leadership
  • Serve in a leadership role within a student organization and reflected in WVUEngage
  • Attend an event or lecture offered by a WVU unit or department focused on any element of leadership
  • Register and attend the Multicultural Student Leadership Conference/Retreat
  • Serve as a PAL (Peer Advising for Leadership)
  • Attend a Student Kick Back social event during a Destination WVU day during New Student Orientation
  • Complete the Certified Student Leader Program

Career and Professional Development

Required Core (4)

  • Complete your Handshake profile
  • Attend a career fair and/or professional development event hosted by Career Services 
  • Schedule an appointment with a career development specialist (CDS) in Career Services 
  • Upload your resume to Handshake after it is reviewed by a career development specialist (CDS)

Elective Requirements (3)

  • Register for the following career and professional development course that matches your level of career readiness (if completed, the course will count for all 3 elective requirements)
    • a. ORIN 151 - Choosing a Major and Career: Find your purpose if you are unsure about your major or are considering changing majors
    • b. ORIN 152 - Learning Career Skills: Begin preparing for an internship or other career-related work experience
    • c. ORIN 251 - Preparing for Success: Refine your resume, build a professional network and master the interview process
    • d. ORIN 252 -Professional Development: Learn to leverage your knowledge and skills to build your professional brand 
  • Complete FOCUS2 to explore possible majors and career options to discuss with a Career Development Specialist (CDS)
  • Identify and complete a career-related summer or part-time jobs that complements your major
  • Job shadow with a local company to gain exposure in your chosen area/field
  • Participate in a study abroad or international internship opportunities 
  • Create a profile on WVU Connect and research WVU alumni working professionally in your area of interest

Cross-Cultural Competency

Required Core (4)

Elective Options (2)

  • Participate in a Diversity Week event
  • Participate in a program sponsored by RISE WVU
  • Participate in a program sponsored by FirstGen Initiatives
  • Participate in M-Power or another culturally-based initiative
  • Engage in a program/initiative focused on identity

Appreciation of the Arts

Required Core (4)

Elective Options (2)

  • Attend a student performance in the Creative Arts Center
  • Read the book selected through the Campus Read initiative and write a reflection
  • Attend a performing arts event in Morgantown
  • Attend an art gallery/viewing
  • Draw, paint, carve or sculpt a project and write a reflection on it
  • Participate in a poetry or creative writing workshop

Wellness

Required Core (4)

Elective Options (3)


Community Standards and Student Responsibility

Required Core (2)

Elective Options (2)

  • Attend an academic integrity focused workshop or presentation
  • Attend a bystander intervention training session
  • Attend an event or presentation that promotes responsibility
  • Participate in an activity that strives to develop a positive relationship between WVU students and Morgantown residents

Sense of Self

Required Core (3)

Elective Options (3)

  • Participate in a program based on your ethnicity
  • Write a reflection on your upbringing
  • Participate in a SORTS Seminar through the Office of Student Success
  • Examine your first, middle, last name or chosen name; write a reflection on its meaning or history
  • Watch a television series or movie based on your ethnicity and write a reflection
  • Attend an Adventure WV First Year Trip or SOAR program


Alma Mater

Required Core (4)

Elective Options (3)

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend
  • Attend Fall Fest
  • Attend Commencement
  • Complete a self-guided campus tour or a Navigate WVU consultation (available during Destination WVU or Welcome Week)
  • Serve as an Orientation Team Leader
  • Attend a Destination WVU Day during your time in New Student Orientation
  • Attend Meet the Greeks or a Greek Life interest meeting
  • Participate in an event during Mountaineer Week
  • Serve as Adventure WV Staff (any position)
  • Participate in a GradFest activity sponsored by the WVU Alumni Association
  • Visit the Erickson Alumni Center and write a reflection on an exhibit (Mountaineer Mascot Wall, Fraternity & Sorority display, Jack Fleming Corner, Academy of Distinguished Alumni) or an event you attended at the Center
  • Explore WVU alumni chapters/affinity groups in the regions you’d be interested in interning, working, or living after graduation. Upload the list of chapters/groups on WVU Engage.
  • Participate in MountaineerTHON through fundraising, participation or involvement in the MountaineerTHON student organization



Reflection Project

Required Core (1)

  • A culminating final project (in a medium negotiated between student and staff adviser) answering the following prompt:

Identify one social/economic/community priority or concern facing the state of West Virginia. Examine its roots and impact while identifying strategies for eradication (if applicable).

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