The Student Scholarly Engagement (SSE) Program

Gettysburg College seeks to build a scholarly community by engaging and supporting students in research and creative pursuits inside and outside of the classroom, the goal being to develop within those students intellectual curiosity, a capacity for contemplating deeper questions, and a commitment to life-long learning.

To this end, the College’s SSE program has as its focus two main functions:

  1. Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity
    In addition to providing information about opportunities for students to engage in these kinds of activities, the SSE program, through the Office of the Provost, offers funding and venues for students to present their work.

  2. Fellowship and Scholarship Advising
    For students interested in scholarship and post-baccalaureate opportunities, the SSE program encourages and assists students in navigating the application processes for nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships, such as the Fulbright and the Goldwater, emphasizing the value of the process itself in furthering their intellectual growth and propelling them to greater post-graduate excellence.

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Research Events


Faculty-nominated students have been invited to present their projects at the UROC - Undergraduate Research On the Cycle showcase in the Majestic Theater lobby on April 4th beginning at 4:30 pm. The research projects correlate with the Gettysburg Cycle theme, Year of Food. Following the Showcase, plenary speaker, Bryant Terry will deliver an interactive lecture, "Food Justice: At the Intersection of Food, Politics, Poverty, Public Health, and the Environment" at 7:00 pm.  Admission to the Bryant Terry lecture is free with Gettysburg College ID. Contact the Majestic Theater Box Office for ticket information.
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National Undergraduate Research Week events

Celebration '17

The 9th Annual Celebration Colloquium will take place on May 5 & 6.  Every student is invited to share their faculty-mentored research at this, the largest undergraduate research event on campus.  Posters, Panels, Performances, Art Projects and Short Films will be presented across campus giving students the opportunity to share their work to a diverse audience. 


Announcements & Upcoming Deadlines

March 24

Deadline for Celebration Colloquium Registration and editing

2016-2017 SSE Calendar (doc)


Helpful Links

Responsible Conduct of Research Plan

Student Researcher Compensation Policy

Student Opportunity Center 

Upcoming Events


  • Student Opportunity Center Read more
  • Fulbright Alumni Share Experiences Read more
  • Kolbe Fellow wins 2nd place at PHA Conference. Read more
  • Fulbright awarded to three recent Gettysburg grads Read more
  • Summer '16 Research News - Mellon Scholars & Kolbe Fellow Read more