The Gandhi Center fosters rich, vibrant learning opportunities for students and the larger community. The center director offers an interdisciplinary course, Gandhi, Nonviolence and Global Transformation, every semester through the General Education program. Together with the Office of Residence Life, the center recently launched an innovative program titled Residence Hall Gandhian Nonviolence Project: In Search of Alternatives to War and Violence. The program introduces Gandhian nonviolence to freshman students in residence halls.
Other learning opportunities include overseeing community-based programs such as the children's summer camp, school reading program, school visions program and drawing peace contest. Further, the center introduces the students to the process by which research, scholarship and creative work are produced and enables their participation in that process, which is the key "value added" of a comprehensive research center.
In these ways and more, the center contributes to the intellectual and creative life of the university and radiates new thinking across disciplines, into the classroom and throughout the larger community.