Center for Urban Engagement

CUE Programs

Along with an interdisciplinary major and minor in Urban Studies, the Center for Urban Engagement directs Wheaton in Chicago, a semester-long, residential, experiential program in one of the world's most diverse cities. CUE also sponsors lectures, panels, and other events for the public.


Core Programs

  • The Urban Studies major helps students develop a sophisticated grasp of cities and their role in global affairs.
  • The Urban Studies minor complements many other programs of study.
  • Through a combination of coursework and internships, Wheaton in Chicago presents students with the opportunity to spend a semester living and learning in Chicago, one of the world's most diverse and influential global cities. All WIC students explore the meaning of vocation through our Civitas program, which examines the call to Christ, community, career, and justice.
  • The CUE Scholars' Corner is a colloquium series for our core and supporting faculty.
  • Lectures and other events allow our community of faculty, staff, and students to hear from distinguished scholars and practitioners.

Programs in Partnership

Contact CUE or our co-sponsoring departments and programs for more information about our programs in partnership. 



Breakaway Chicago

Office of Christian Outreach

Chicago Student Teaching

Education Department

Comparative Urban Studies and Service

Office of Christian Outreach

Urban Track of Wheaton Passage

HoneyRock - Outdoor Center for Leadership Development of Wheaton College

Urban Public Health Elective Concentration

Applied Health Science Department

WIC Hostel

Wheaton College Student Government



Media Center