Piedmont CompassCompass Program expands experiential learning opportunities

Beginning Fall Semester 2013, students at the Demorest and Athens campuses will take part in a new program called "Compass," designed to provide recognition for a wide variety of learning experiences outside the classroom.

The six points of the Compass include

Creativity and Innovation
Social Ethics
Leadership
Cultural Awareness
Vocation
Service-Learning

Within these parameters, Compass experiences can include an assortment of projects, including science experiments, athletic pursuits, internships, travel, volunteerism, entrepreneurial activity, and artistic expression.

While many students are already involved projects like these, the Compass program formalizes the process so that work outside the classroom garners recognition. Students' achievements through the Compass program will be included in their official college transcripts, making it easier for future graduate programs or employers to judge the value of their co-curricular efforts.

Send questions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or contact Rev. Ashley Cleere, College Chaplain, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at ext. 1179.  Her office is in Daniel 321.

The Compass Program Office is Daniel 320, x1295.  Kirsti Matson, graduate assistant, will maintain office hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00-5:00.