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Graduating with Paideia Distinction

Students meeting criteria acquire Paideia Distinction at graduation.

In order to graduate with Paideia distinction, students should complete:

  • · the three theme-based cluster courses and the Paideia Seminar with an average grade of 3.8
  •   or higher in those  courses
  • · a significant civic engagement experience
  • · a significant intercultural learning experience
  • · a summative, synthetic narrative and reflective evaluation of their Southwestern experience


For specific requirements, please consult with the Paideia Director.