During the January Term or J-Term, all first year students will take a course in our inaugural program, The Citizenship Project. Courses in the Citizenship Project focus on a civic issue, problem or topic and will engage in experiential learning opportunities and community service work with local community –based partners. Thematic areas for the course include homelessness, environmental sustainability and urban renewal. Transfer students who begin in the fall, with up to 15 transfer credits, are also required to complete The Citizenship Project. Failure to complete this requirement by the end of the student’s first year will result in dismissal from the university.