Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Civic Engagement

SU Splash

Southwestern University Splash is a one-day program where students on a college campus teach workshops to local middle and high school students on various topics, like knitting, political science, neurobiology, sports, or pretty much anything!


Our next event will be on February 18, 2017, 10am-3pm

The Splash structure means that high school and middle school students can explore a topic for an hour. We also encourage innovative types of classes apart from traditional lecture styles. 


Middle School and High School Students, please sign up here. Limited, 50 spots available. 


Want to Volunteer for Splash 2017? Sign up here


Deadline Saturday, February 11th!



Our first pilot program event was on April 16, 2011 and received support from the SU Office of Civic Engagement. You can read about our history here. High schoolers are able to build their schedule around their availability, staying either part or the entire day.

Currently, Splash programs are in 10 states at 20 universities including Northwestern, Stanford and MIT. Our university is the first liberal arts college to host a Splash.

SU Splash hopes to break that boundary. We hope to introduce our interdisciplinary, liberal arts background to the Splash arena, and provide innovative and inspiring classes that introduce students to a world of learning. Truly, one of our university’s hallmark achievements has been building “lifelong learners”.