Spend your first year at Gordon exploring your passions in a focused cohort. Gordon’s three First-Year Fellows programs offer rich experiential opportunities to engage the campus and the wider community for good. Under the wing of your program director, you’ll dive into entrepreneurial leadership, justice issues, or missions and ministry alongside 14 peers who share a similar interest. Students are invited to apply for the First-Year Fellows programs through the Admissions Office during the college application process.
Activate your imagination and ambition for entrepreneurial leadership—leadership that requires grassroots activism to ignite social change. As a James L. Forrester Fellow (Venture Fellow), you’ll be immersed in entrepreneurial contexts through a spring break trip to Silicon Valley, special off-campus cohort events, and regular interaction with accomplished guest speakers. Join Gordon’s growing cohort of pioneering thinkers and world-changers.
Interested in issues of justice on the local, state, national and international level? Weekly service opportunities, discussions and a trip to Washington, D.C., open doors to understanding how to effectively engage with a variety of justice issues—not only through service but through public policy. Students in the Richard F. Gross Fellows program interact with representatives from several organizations to learn about addressing poverty on a macro scale.
Explore impactful ways to live out the Christian faith through your unique cultural and vocational context. In the Nathan R. Wood Fellows (Ministry Fellows) Program, you'll engage with the Chapel Office Team in one of two ways. Join the ministry and missions track, and we'll connect with global church leaders and encounter 'post-Christianity' in the United Kingdom. In the formational discipleship track, we will traverse western Europe together on pilgrimage, developing life-long spiritual practices.
Accelerate your career development through vocational exploration and professional development opportunities that typically come much later in most College students’ experience. Higginbotham Fellows are guaranteed a professional role on campus as well as participation in a biweekly professional development seminar and an immersion trip sponsored by the Career and Connection Institute (CCI).