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Who am I at this stage of my life? How is that different from who I have been and who I hope to be? What relationships are my highest priority right now? What relationships may have run their course? Am I at peace with this?

These are some of the questions students will consider during the spring On Purpose Program.

On Purpose is a reflection program through the Center for Faith and Spirituality that invites the Carthage community to explore big questions about who we are and what our lives are calling us to do. Through self-reflection, intentional thinking and conversations, and opportunities to take action, students grow into their vocations and build purposeful, meaningful lives — not by chance, but by design — On Purpose.

Participate in the spring program

The spring reflection begins Monday, March 27 and runs through Wednesday, April 19. Participating students will receive a daily email with a prompt for personal reflection and consideration.

There is an optional weekly student-facilitated small group offered from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays March 29 and April 5, 12 and 19, in the Ehrler Hospitality Center (located in the A. F. Siebert Chapel). Free lunch is served during the group gatherings, and students have the opportunity to connect with other people participating in the reflection process.

On Purpose is open to all Carthage students. To register, send an e-mail to Debbie Clark at or fill out the registration form by Friday, March 24.

For more information, contact Holly Hess, purposeful life and leadership coordinator in the Center for Faith and Spirituality and The Aspire Center, at

Sponsoring Department, Office, or Organization:

Center for Faith and Spirituality