The Entrepreneurship Program consists of two distinct parts. The Entrepreneurship Department (ENTR) covers the academic side of the program (ENTR major + minors) while the Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation (E+I) provides programs, events, and competitions for students of all majors on campus.
Mission: The Entrepreneurship Program at Grove City College educates and inspires principled, high-impact entrepreneurs whose innovations improve people’s lives and solve important problems. The following three tenets are the primary core of the Entrepreneurship Program’s approach to serving the campus and community.
- ACCESS FOR ALL STUDENTS: E+I has expanded in recent years to serve all Grove City College students regardless of major. E+I provides real-world entrepreneurial experiences that allow students to expand the possibilities that they see for their own futures. Even if students don’t plan to start a business, the skills learned through participation can prepare them to compete in the marketplace with confidence. As of January 2018, over 14% of the student body had engaged with the Entrepreneurship Program either by enrolling in entrepreneurship classes or by participating in programs, competitions, and events.
- CROSS-DISCIPLINARY BY DESIGN: The Entrepreneurship Program strives to promote an entrepreneurial culture by supporting interdisciplinary collaboration, raising awareness among all Grove City students to the possibility of entrepreneurial activity within their chosen career path. In addition, cross-disciplinary activities teach students how to work with people with various skill sets and backgrounds in order to better prepare them for life after graduation.
- A SPIRIT OF SERVICE: The Entrepreneurship Program emphasizes entrepreneurship as a means of serving the common good while striving to make the world a better place. A strong relationship exists between the Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation, the Grove City College Entrepreneurship Department, and the surrounding region. This collaboration contributes to local and regional economic development by bringing students and the community together to solve problems cooperatively through service learning projects, volunteerism, and targeted events.
The Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation at Grove City College (E+I) serves as a unique experiential component of our students’ education that brings the concepts that they are learning in the classroom to life. Students of all majors participate in exciting competitions, programs, events, and international experiences that allow them to have valuable real-world experience while integrating what truly matters—values, judgment, and a Christian perspective. E+I presents entrepreneurship as a mindset and equips students with a set of practical skills and hands-on experience that prepares them to succeed, regardless of career path.
Programs contribute to local and regional economic development by bringing students and the community together to solve problems cooperatively through service learning projects, volunteerism, and targeted events. For those students who are interested in starting a business, E+I has programming geared toward supporting student ventures and has a shared mission with the Entrepreneurship Department to educate and inspire principled, high-impact entrepreneurs whose innovations improve people’s lives and solve important problems.