Your first official act as a Sewanee student is to sign the Honor Code and pledge to live honorably. In that spirit, we introduce the Sewanee Pledge. Our promise to you.

THE SEWANEE PLEDGE  

Sewanee has taken a leading role in making a first-rate education more accessible, making scheduling and advising more personal, and making honor central to life on the Domain. Now, we have deepened our commitment by adding new guarantees for new students.

  • We pledge—to help Sewanee graduates secure good jobs and spots at top graduate programs by providing funding for a summer internship or research fellowship.
  • We pledge—to help Sewanee graduates find their place in an increasingly interconnected world by providing you with access to a semester-long study-abroad program at no additional tuition cost.
  • We pledge—that you will graduate in four consecutive years (with one major). If you do not, Sewanee will provide up to one additional year of study tuition-free.

Of course, you will have to do your part, too. But if you meet Sewanee’s academic and social expectations, we pledge—we guarantee—to make these opportunities available to you.

Sign the Pledge

The Sewanee Pledge takes its name from our Honor Code ceremony, wherein first-year students sign a document pledging not to lie, cheat, steal, or harm one another during their time as a Sewanee student. The Code allows our students great freedom in the classroom and around campus, but comes with responsibility, too. It's this two-way street that inspired our promise to Sewanee students. Now, Sewanee students are guaranteed funding for a summer internship or research fellowship, a semester-long study-abroad opportunity at no additional tuition cost, and the ability to graduate with one major in four years.

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The Pledge Facts

A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

YES, THE WORLD IS BIG, BUT IT’S ALSO INCREASINGLY INTERCONNECTED. LEARN HOW SEWANEE PREPARES STUDENTS FOR LIFE AS ENGAGED GLOBAL CITIZENS.

The Useful Summer

Sewanee typically provides more than 250 students with nearly $600,000 in funding for otherwise unpaid internships and research fellowships each summer. This support allows Sewanee students to gain the experience, the skills, and the connections they need to help them succeed right out of college. In fact, our graduates often secure positions as a direct result of their position or through a network developed during the summer. What’s more, as part of the Sewanee Pledge, every new Sewanee student is guaranteed access to one summer opportunity during their four years.

Meet a handful of Sewanee students who gained valuable experience through Sewanee-supported internships.

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