Five Cardinal Experiences
At Otterbein, opportunities for hands-on, experiential learning are an essential part of your education.
You’ll hear everyone talking about our Five Cardinal Experiences, or the "Five Cards" named not only for our Cardinal mascot, but also for the coordinates of the compass, which is intended to guide your unique journey at Otterbein.
The Five Cardinal Experiences are:
Each experience is designed to give you opportunities throughout your four years at Otterbein to practice intensive hands-on work that will shape you not only for your future career but for life as an informed and engaged member of our global society.
You’ll be able to jump in during your first semester with community engagement, then during your time at Otterbein, you can plan for global opportunities abroad, develop a research project in your area of interest, and engage in an internship to prepare you for your professional life. At the end, you'll look back at your development as both a leader and engaged citizen as you take advantage of the many opportunities available throughout the curriculum.
Learn about the Student Research Fund here