Undergraduate Opportunities

Undergraduate Opportunities

Undergraduate Opportunities

SESP Leadership Institute

The School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) Leadership Institute is a fall-quarter academic, community and co-curricular program focused on supporting students to draw on their histories and perspectives to shape their respective fields and thrive at Northwestern and beyond.


Independent studies and research apprenticeships allow students to put their learning into practice and to explore topics of interest to them. In addition, these activities are excellent ways for students to establish relationships with faculty members and get involved with cutting-edge faculty projects.

Student-Organized Seminars

Undergraduates may initiate student-organized seminars to explore topics of special interest not usually covered in other course work. They work with sponsoring faculty to develop, facilitate and lead the course.

Undergraduate Opportunities Fund

For special projects, conference travel or new organizations, students may apply to the Undergraduate Opportunities Fund for support. The fund was established in 2009 to support academic and community endeavors of undergraduate students in the School of Education and Social Policy.


The Office of Fellowships website is designed to help you launch your search for national and international fellowship competitions that meet your educational and intellectual goals during and after your time at Northwestern.

Want to Work in the SESP Student Affairs Office?

If you are work study-eligible and are interested in working in the SESP Student Affairs Office, contact Jasmine E. Tucker, the SAO program coordinator: jasmine.tucker@northwestern.edu or 847-491-4482.

Contact Us

Student Affairs Office

School of Education and Social Policy

Walter Annenberg Hall
2120 Campus Drive, Suite 123
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University

Phone: 847/491-3790

Email: sespsao@northwestern.edu