Excellence, Inspiration, and Christian Service

The mission of the psychology program is to increase the awareness of the boundaries and applications of psychology, foster intellectual development and problem solving, and encourage students to serve others within the context of Christian faith. The psychology program is committed to cultivating multicultural awareness and appreciation for the magnificence of God viewed through human diversity. The program prepares students to pursue helping professions and/or graduate study.

Vision statment

The Psychology Department seeks to provide an excellent undergraduate education that will inspire students to contribute positively to their communities, practice healthy habits to live a productive and meaningful life, and apply psychological knowledge to connect with others and share Christ’s love.

Department Events

Advocates of Ozaukee Service Night, Fall 2022

Psych Club hosted an event to make blankets and cards for residents at Advocates of Ozaukee, an organization that cares for individuals who have experienced domestic or sexual violence. Psychology student Kylie Nelson delivered the blankets and cards as well as personal care items collected by CUW psychology classes to Advocates of Ozaukee, where she is interning for her psychology practicum course.

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Inspiring Comfort, Fall 2022

In October of 2022, 300 students, including all Psychology classes, attended an Inspiring Comfort keynote presentation and workshop by Founder of Inspiring Comfort and author of 'Showing Up', Jen Marr. This event was spearheaded by Psychology faculty member, Dr. Holly Griskell, in collaboration with the Jed Campus Committee, the Psychology Department, and several other campus groups. Students learned the importance of care and comfort in our world today and practiced comforting skills during breakout sessions.

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International Student Panel & Easter Care Packages, Spring 2022

In Spring of 2022, Psychology classes collected items to create Easter care packages for 250 international students at CUW & CUAA. International students are often not able to go home for short breaks like the “Easter break”, so we wanted to extend our care to those who were on campus. We also hosted an International Student Panel to offer an opportunity for our international and domestic students to learn more about one another. We had over 150 domestic students attend the event and were honored to hear the stories of seven of our international students!