Advising Tools for Faculty & Staff

What are Pathways to Distinction?

Pathways to Distinction is a new program that will help Bennies and Johnnies stand out for their exceptional accomplishments inside and outside the classroom.

Pathways to Distinction are guided steps to achieving CSB and SJU’s Institutional Learning Goals – Embrace Difference, Think Deeply, Engage Globally, Serve Graciously, and Live courageously. , Each Pathway enables students to strategically decide how they want to stand out during their four years on campus. The distinctions—while challenging to earn—are not entirely based on GPA or coursework. Instead, they recognize your extraordinary development and accomplishments across a variety of academic, community-based, personal, leadership, global engagement, service and other experiences. These distinctions embody the Benedictine Values and complement our Integrations Curriculum.

Students will ultimately embark on one Pathway, gathering experiences and evidence over the course of their time at CSB+SJU. Upon the semester of graduation, students will submit their work via an e-Portfolio the Pathways Committee of faculty and staff who will review and award distinctions. Students are honored at graduation for their accomplishment.

What is the Impact of Pathways for our Students?

When Should I Refer a Student to Pathways?

Refer a Student to Pathways

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Lindsey Gunnerson Gutsch
Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholars
Experience Hub
CSB Clemens A116
[email protected]

Schedule a Pathways Discovery Appointment

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