"Institutions of higher learning need to convey that having a sense of purpose is an important tool that should re-examined throughout one’s life. Teaching students to explore a sense of purpose can raise their awareness of diverse perspectives and the challenges of adult life. Exploring a sense of purpose can awaken awareness of one’s unique interests, strengths, and values, and provide a focus for specific projects, academic choices, and careers. On a larger scale, purpose can inform a lifetime of relationships, community involvement, citizenship, and spirituality.
Learning about purpose is not meant to intimidate students with fears they may never find their “perfect path,” but rather to provide pathways through adversity. We encourage students to consider their inner and spiritual calling to contribute to the human condition in a way that is unique to their life experiences and views of the greater good."