The Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholars provides support and game-changing mentorship to student scholars in all disciplines throughout their four-year college experience. The office helps students secure competitive fellowships; uncover, plan and execute research and creative work opportunities; participate in off-campus meetings and conferences; and much more. The Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholars is also the home for Pathways to Distinction, a initiative providing students the opportunity to earn distinction upon graduation arranged with the Institutional Learning Goals.

Part of the Experience Hub – Located in Clemens Library
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Did you know that 1 in 4 CSB+SJU students complete research, creative work, or a scholarly project each academic year? This is made possible through support from OURS. We are proud to offer grants and fellowships to make engaging in research or creative work possible for any student. We also provide support for student travel to meetings and conferences for presentations, administers several research fellowships, support scholars pursuing the CSB/SJU Distinguished Thesis, and host CSB+SJU’s annual Celebrating Scholarship and Creativity Day.

Undergraduate Research & Creative Work

CSC Day is our campus-wide colloquium recognizing and honoring the achievements of students, faculty, and staff who have undertaken significant research, scholarship, or creative works during the academic year.


Pathways to Distinction is a new program that will help Bennies and Johnnies stand out for their exceptional accomplishments inside and outside of the classroom. If you choose this path, it will lead to more than a prestigious achievement on your resume. It will take you on a journey that leads to a more meaningful personal and professional life after graduating with this high honor.

Pathways to Distinction

Our Fellowship Advisors connect students to prestigious opportunities that best align with their experience, goals, and future direction. Through holistic advising and mentorship, we encourage students to reflect upon academic efforts and student engagement, develop confidence in articulating aspirations, and to view the application process as a worthwhile learning experience and development opportunity.

Competitive Fellowships

Some of the best learning experiences happen outside of the classroom. Nearly all of them intersect at Experience Hub – a central space in Clemens Library where students can discover the full range of experiential opportunities available at Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s.

At Experience Hub, students can connect with resources that empower them to go further by participating in study abroad programs, service-learning opportunities, career-building internships, undergraduate research projects, competitive fellowships and mentoring activities that support their journey to becoming ethical women leaders.

OURS is part of CSB and SJU’s Experience Hub

Experience Hub