Weissberg Program in Human Rights

Established in 1999, the Weissberg Program in Human Rights prepares Beloit College students to engage critically with human rights as well as promote and defend them responsibly. Ever since the beginning, a core feature has been bringing a leading global figure in human rights to Beloit College for a seven to ten day residency as the Weissberg Chair. This individual gives a keynote public address, participates in scholarly lectures and panels, and interacts with students and faculty in a variety of formal and informal settings.

Other components of the Weissberg Program are:

  • Grants
    Allowing students to gain hands-on experience with human rights during winter and summer breaks
  • Scholarships
    Helping support students with a demonstrated interest and commitment to understanding and advancing human rights
  • Fellowships
    Providing bridge funding to recent graduates to enable them to pursue the next steps toward further studies and careers related to human rights
  • Career Exploration
    Such as job shadowing
  • Fall Forum
    Held each semester and consisting of an alumni career panel and keynote lecture and alumni career panel
  • Faculty Support
    For faculty to incorporate human rights into their teaching, advising, and scholarship

To read more about the program, you can explore Beloit’s website.