The Arrupe Center Fellows Program has been implemented to enhance faculty involvement in the mission of the Arrupe Center. Faculty may demonstrate their commitment to ethics-based research and teaching by applying for one or more of five Arrupe Center Fellowships. Click on the links to view the fellowship proposal guidelines. We encourage you to use the Web-based forms to submit your proposals.
Contact Kathy Gordon for more information.
After receiving two Professional Development Fellowships for attendance at conferences where the recipient did not present a paper, the Arrupe Center expects evidence of one or more of the following before granting an additional Professional Development Fellowship: A new course with substantial ethics content; a new course module with substantial ethics; a scholarly paper either presented at a conference or submitted to a journal.
After attending a conference, Professional Development Fellows are expected to provide a one-page report outlining how the conference will enhance either their teaching of ethics or their scholarship on ethics.
Please contact Dr. Tim Swift with questions regarding appropriate fellowship topics.
About Net Impact
On a global scale, it is a network of professionals and students who turn passions into the reality of world-changing action. Net Impact’s mission is to make a positive impact around the world using business as a force for good in an ethical and sustainable manner. Every day the world faces hunger, inadequate healthcare, unsafe water, inequality, and challenges associated with climate change and a lack of natural resources. To solve these challenges, Net Impact has an investment approach with the intention to generate financial returns alongside measurable, social, and/or environmental Impact.
Net Impact on our Campus
It is our duty to uphold both Net Impact and University standards. We are a student run organization, and our mission is to not only involve ourselves in sustainable initiatives on campus, but to create awareness and educate the student body that ethical and sustainable business practices do have a trickledown effect on millions of people.
What have we done on campus
Most notably, we are recognized for our work last year centered around the lighting audit in Mandeville Hall. Our members worked alongside R World Energy Solutions collecting data on the business school (electrical, architectural, mechanical plans, energy bills, etc.) since it opened. We evaluated the entire building thoroughly recording the number of lights in each room, which kind of lights were in the room, how many of each kind there were, how many lightbulbs were in each fixture for each kind of light, and what we planned on replacing each light with. We were focused on decreasing the current energy consumption by Mandeville Hall. We were fortunate to present all our information to the Pedro Arrupe Board in April of 2016.
In March 2017, we hosted the Soulfull Project to speak to students and explain their story and business operations. Their mission is to provide nutritious, convenient food to everyone—regardless of social or economic status. They do this through a simple concept of “buy one, give one.” When one package is sold, one package is donated to one of 200 food banks across America. We were impressed with this idea, and are currently doing our best to bring this mindset and attitude to our campus.