What is Vocation?

Vocation is being called with others to promote human and ecological flourishing

2023 Essay/Video Contest

Cash Prizes: $500 1st place, $250 2nd place

The Wild Hope Center for Vocation invites currently enrolled full-time undergraduate students to write an essay or create a video on the calling to engage globally and promote human and ecological flourishing in our world. 

Deadline – March 15th



We are called by new knowledge and experience, by other people, by pressing need, by global events and crisis, and-for many-by the universe, a higher power, by God, into awareness that life is more than securing a comfortable existence for oneself.




We are called into relationship, into communities both temporary and life-long marked by diversity in life and thought, where we live into mutual responsibility for each other, trusting that we can be and do more together than apart in isolation.



Human and Ecological Flourishing

Human & Ecological Flourishing

We are called together to promote human and ecological flourishing–the mission of this university–and so let learning animate service and care for this world and our commitment to strive for justice and peace wherever we find ourselves.