The Global Community
Truman does not simply care about our immediate surroundings. We also care about our global community, including its people and environments. One way for us to support the ongoing global effort to reduce poverty and environmental degradation is by working closely with the Peace Corps Program, as well as engaging our students with a variety of cultural discussions and presentations.
In 2015, Truman State University was named #19 in the nation of mid-sized volunteer producing universities in the U.S.!
Peace Corps Prep Program
Students at Truman State have the option of applying for the recently implemented Peace Corps Prep Program. This is a program designed to help prepare students for the application process of the Peace Corps through both academic and hands-on experience. This requires a combination of classes, a rational, and volunteer work in a field related to whatever prospective field that student is interested in applying for, including agriculture and education.
Our Master of Arts in Leadership graduate program is one of the ways we have partnered with the Peace Corps Program to offer students an extensive, experienced-based education. To complete this degree, a student spends a year at Truman doing graduate-level coursework, and then earns additional credit by serving in the program. When they return, they have the option of finishing up any other work for the degree.
Global Issues Colloquium
The Global Issues Colloquium is a great way to engage students and faculty on campus and expose them to some of the bigger issues happening all around the world. First started in 2002, the Colloquium has brought guest speakers, hosted panel discussions, and showed documentaries on campus in order to shed light on problems and conversations happening in the global community. Students can even earn college credit for attending and reflecting on these events.