The Office of Student Scholarly Engagement (OSSE) Program

Gettysburg College seeks to build a scholarly community by engaging and supporting students in research and creative pursuits inside and outside of the classroom, the goal being to develop within those students intellectual curiosity, a capacity for contemplating deeper questions, and a commitment to life-long learning.

To this end, the College’s OSSE program has as its focus two main functions:

  1. Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity
    In addition to providing information about opportunities for students to engage in these kinds of activities, the SSE program, through the Office of the Provost, offers funding and venues for students to present their work.

  2. Fellowship and Scholarship Advising
    For students interested in scholarship and post-baccalaureate opportunities, the SSE program encourages and assists students in navigating the application processes for nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships, such as the Fulbright and the Goldwater, emphasizing the value of the process itself in furthering their intellectual growth and propelling them to greater post-graduate excellence.

Kolbe Summer '18 Fellows

The Kolbe Summer Fellows Program in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences in a ten-week faculty-mentored student research program conducted during the summer before a student's sophomore, junior, or senior year.  This summer, nine students worked on research on a wide range of topics representing seven disciplines. Read more.



During the current academic year, 2018-19, the newly instituted Office of Student Scholarly Engagement (OSSE) will be located in Breidenbaugh 107. The office will be dedicated to the Student Scholarly Engagement Program’s two main functions: 1) undergraduate research & creative activity program opportunities and 2) nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships advising. It is our hope that having a designated space for students and faculty to meet and talk about these activities will encourage even more of our students to get involved in them. The office will also provide a consistent location for the information sessions, writing workshops, Kolbe program meetings, and campus committee scholarship interviews required by the two main functions of the program throughout the calendar year. Read more.


OSSE Event Registration Form


Upcoming Deadlines

2018-2019 SSE Calendar

Spring Semester

Feb. 1- Institutional Deadline
Email Beinecke Scholarship materials by 5pm
Feb. 1 - Poster Printing Deadline
All CAFE posters to Ricoh

Feb. 15 - Institutional Deadline
Email Kolbe Summer '19 applications by 5pm


Helpful Resources

Academic Advising

Office of Multicultural Engagement

Center for Public Service

Center for Career Development

Center for Global Education

The Writing Center

Responsible Conduct of Research Plan

Student Researcher Compensation Policy

Upcoming Events