The themes are organized and created by the students. The focus of these themes is to share and enrich the Purchase College community driven by our student and our motto of “Think Wide Open.”  Each SDLC group will participate in their community-based experiences by pre-determining their learning goals and experiences for their program.  Throughout the course of the program, the students participating in the program will participate in regular reflection and evaluation as part of their learning process.  Student Directed Learning Communities are awarded in the Spring Semester for the following academic year after an application and interview process is completed.