We have taken some of the best freshman year events, programs and opportunities, and packaged them together into thematic tracks you can choose from. It’s a way to turn a long list of things you could do your freshman year, into opportunities you can count on experiencing. Kind of like vacation packages – only for college – and all about great ways to get connected and involved. Join the RU Academies today to benefit from this exciting way of getting connected!

Fall 2019 Academies

Explore RU Academies, and if you’re admitted to Rockhurst for the fall of 2019, go ahead and sign up for your Academy package today. As we get closer to the start of your freshman year, we’ll keep you in the loop on your events, fellow Academy members and other ways to get connected at RU.

Have questions? Check out our FAQs section.

Emerging Leaders Academy

Do you have that internal drive to lead others to greatness? Or maybe you’re the strong, silent type that guides from within a group. Either way, discover, sharpen and practice your leadership through RU’s Emerging Leaders Academy.

Emerging Leaders Academy

Sample Experiences:
  • Leadership self-assessment and workshop
  • Leadership in a Jesuit Tradition workshop
  • Access to the Foundations of Leadership course
  • Preparation for applying for campus leadership positions
  • Explore a leadership development or nonprofit leadership minor
  • View our full list of experiences within this academy.

Service Academy

Sample Experiences:

Living Faith Academy

Sample Experiences:
  • Choose campus experiences from five areas: Be, Connect, Grow, Serve and Reflect
  • Connect with a local faith community in your tradition
  • Discern how best to share your gifts and talents to make God’s good world better
  • Deepen your understanding of Ignatian Spirituality and Rockhurst’s Jesuit mission
  • View our full list of experiences within this academy.

RU First Academy

Sample Experiences:

Undergraduate Research and Creativity Academy

Sample Experiences:
  • Attend annual Festival of Student Achievement to learn more about current Rockhurst student undergraduate research and creative projects
  • Current student researcher networking events that give you an opportunity to get involved and lend your talents to current undergraduate research projects
  • Rockhurst Faculty Research Interviews to learn more about our faculty’s scholarly work and connect to potential future projects
  • Advising and coaching on applying for competitive undergraduate research and creative activities of your own design
  • View our full list of experiences within this academy.

Check out our FAQs section to get answers to your questions and learn more about the RU Academies.