The Beginning of Your Wildcat Journey
Throughout Cornerstone, a required three credit-hour seminar course, you will continue to build relationships with your mentor group from Wildcat Week while exploring disciplines, ideas and practices that enable you to be your best throughout college. Your peer leader, one of the upper-level students who served as your group leader during Wildcat Week, assists the professor during class while supporting you outside of the classroom throughout your first year of college.
What to Expect
Each Monday, a campus faculty member introduces us to a new discipline or practice each week through a Spotlight presentation. We take a deeper dive into the subject on Wednesdays and Fridays, when you join your peer leader and assigned professor in a small group setting to move the conversation from theory to application.
Primed for Success
ACU is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a 2021 U.S. News & World Report benchmark focused on student success. Not only did we achieve top 10 status in three of eight high-impact areas, we were recognized as No. 4 in the nation for first-year experience. Cornerstone is one of the key programs that makes our first-year experience stand out.
Find Your Compass
As you discover the world through different academic disciplines from ACU’s distinctly Christian perspective, you have plenty of opportunities to engage your curiosity and address the big questions about your life’s work and purpose.
Learn more about your personalized Compass courses.