Knox students, faculty, and staff take an active interest in their communities, both here in Galesburg and around the country. Students have started small businesses, created initiatives to help families in need, and even run political campaigns. Read about Knox's most recent recognitions:
Knox regularly appears on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in recognition of its outstanding record of engaging students in community service. The honor is conferred on colleges that contribute volunteer time and effort to the community. In the 2011-12 academic year, Knox students contributed more than 29,000 hours of community service, earning Knox a place on the Honor Roll with Distinction. The Mark & Jeannette Kleine Center for Community Service provides a variety of opportunities each year for students to make a difference in the local area. Learn more:
Knox students, faculty, and staff give of their time and talents to community organizations. They participate in charitable events, contribute to community causes, and advocate for a better community. Recent efforts:
Independent research is a hallmark of a Knox education. From a single-term independent study to a year-long Honors project, approximately 85% of our students complete an independent research or creative project by the time they graduate, and 53% report working on a research project with a faculty member outside of course or program requirements. A sampling of student accomplishments:
It's not simply about exploring a new place; it's about connecting that place to what you'll study there, and placing the experience within the context of your overall academic goals. Approximately 50% of Knox students study off campus before they graduate. The Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies helps students find the program that fits their learning goals. Learn more:
Knox is the pilot site--and the first college or university in the country -- with an official Peace Corps Preparatory Program. This program features a curriculum designed to prepare students to serve in the Peace Corps or in international service. The program includes coursework in international studies, education, and foreign language study, as well as a community service project or opportunity to study abroad. Learn more:
Knox College offers rich variety of arts programming for both the campus and the wider community. In addition to offering performances, exhibits, concerts and lectures, Knox collaborates regularly, offering learning opportunities to students in the elementary and secondary schools. The Box Gallery provides a community-based venue for Knox students and faculty to engage with members of the community over the arts. In addition, the Box and campus venues are available to local arts groups and events. Each summer the Box Gallery hosts the Studios Midwest Artists Residency program, as well as exhibits by local artists.