Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives


Graduating with Paideia Distinction

Students meeting criteria acquire Paideia Distinction at graduation.

Students who complete the three theme-based cluster courses and the Paideia Seminar with an average grade of at least 3.5 in those courses, who complete a significant civic engagement project and an intercultural learning project, who complete a summative, synthetic, narrative evaluation of their Southwestern experience, and who successfully complete a significant interdisciplinary project, performance or creative endeavor will receive recognition as a “Paideia Scholar.” The interdisciplinary project might be a capstone project, a project accomplished in a course, a performance, an art or multimedia project, an independent study project or another approved project.