Since its founding, Wittenberg has fostered in its students a desire to advance the common good as local citizens and as members of the global community. The service-centered tradition continues in its curriculum as evidenced by the success of the university's Peace Corps-endorsed preparation program, one of only a select few such programs in the country.
"For a school our size, Wittenberg has historically sent a high number of graduates to the Peace Corps," said Scott Rosenberg, professor of history and chair of Wittenberg's Peace Corps Preparation Program. Rosenberg worked meticulously to create Wittenberg's program because, in his words, "it reflects both the school's value as well as the kind of student that attends Wittenberg."
Wittenberg signed an agreement in 2010 with the Peace Corps, becoming only the second liberal arts college in the United States at the time to carry the program. Today, there are 64 universities holding the distinction.
The program provides students with a unique combination of undergraduate coursework and community service. Schools are selected for the program based on their demonstrated interest in promoting international learning and service opportunities to their students.