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Recent SIP Highlights

Psych SIPs at MUPRC

sychMajorsThumb Five senior psychology majors presented their Senior Individualized Projects at the 28th annual Michigan Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference [MUPRC] held on the campus of Albion College. Grace Barry presented the talk “The association of narrative structure and psychological well-being in … Continue reading

SIPs Go Pro

NSOThumb Four senior anthropology and sociology majors presented their Senior Individualized research at the annual conference of the Midwest Sociological Society (MSS) in Kansas City. Aaron Schoenfeldt, Mariah Hennen, Krystal Wilson, and Callie Daniels-Howell shared their work on sports and identity, … Continue reading

Kalamazoo College Hosts THREE Art Hop Stops

Nayda Got Art? Kalamazoo College will host THREE stops on the monthly downtown Kalamazoo Art Hop, Friday Feb. 6. Each stop is open 5-8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. STRANGER LAND Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership … Continue reading

Mara Richman ’14: Have Research, Will Travel

araRichmanThumb Mara Richman ’14 recently cut classes for an entire week. But the senior psychology major wasn’t goofing off. Rather, she attended the International Borderline Personality and Allied Disorders annual conference in Rome—at their invitation—to deliver her research paper “Reading the … Continue reading

Inaugural Symposium Features Distinguished Alumnus

The first ever economics and business Senior Individualized Project symposium is bringing back one the department’s own to serve as keynote speaker. Will Dobbie ’04 will address senior econ and business majors during a dinner that will follow the poster … Continue reading

Senior Individualized Project (SIP)

The SIP is an occasion for independent scholarship, often in conjunction with an internship or other creative activity, that results in a written report, performance, or exhibit. The College considers such independent work a significant part of the education of all Kalamazoo College students. Therefore, every student must complete a SIP of at least one unit.

The SIP requirement is usually completed in the major department, although a SIP may be completed in any department of the College with the approval of that department and an advisor in that department. Each department sets its own requirements for senior projects done in that department, including the range of acceptable projects, the required background of students doing projects, the format of the SIP, and the expected scope and depth of projects.

During students' senior spring, a number of departments host symposia, recitals, exhibitions, or theatrical productions in which results of research or creative work are featured.

Please refer to the academic catalog for more details and specific requirements.