2017-18 University Bulletin 
    Jun 25, 2024  
2017-18 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Levermore Global Scholars Program

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Science Building, Room 123A
Cindy Maguire, Acting Academic Director
p – (516) 877-4049
f – (516) 877-4191
e – cmaguire@adelphi.edu

Peter DeBartolo, Administrative Director
p – (516) 237-8627
f – (516) 237-8522
e – debartolo@adelphi.edu
w - lgs.adelphi.edu

The Levermore Global Scholars Program (LGS) is a 22-credit program of distinction that brings together students interested in global studies and civic engagement and committed to improving and understanding the world they live in. This innovative program emphasizes global learning, civic engagement, community service in local organizations, study and service abroad and scholars’ involvement in designing and leading their own initiatives with a social or global cause. Open to all majors, LGS selects students on the basis of their interest in global learning, study and service abroad, their experience with community work and their leadership potential.

Mission and Objectives

LGS develops active and informed global citizens who are compassionate about other people, educated in interdependence of global and local issues, knowledgeable about other societies and nations and skilled in advocating for change and leading civic and global causes. LGS Scholars recognize and internalize the importance of social responsibility and justice, civic participation, community engagement, global awareness and global activism, all of which are reflected in scholars’ activities that include:

  • Global learning in the LGS seminars, participation in the United Nations conferences and workshops, attendance at events with foreign leaders and policy makers, LGS guest speakers’ series;
  • Community action projects integrated into the LGS seminars, independently pursued community internships, group volunteer activities and Scholar initiatives;
  • Engagement in opportunities for study abroad in more than 120 countries;
  • Participation in cultural excursions and artistic events in and around New York City.


The LGS curriculum is designed to explore new ideas and areas of study, while satisfying part of Adelphi’s general education requirements. Entering students register for a Levermore-specific first-year seminar, orientation, and freshman writing class. In their second semester, they register for another writing course that emphasizes global perspectives. Sophomores take specially designed global problems courses during both semesters.

In their junior year, LGS students meet together in small, discussion-based and writing intensive LGS seminars designed to explore the connection between academic learning and civic engagement. These interdisciplinary seminars examine contemporary political, social, economic, and cultural issues from a global perspective with an opportunity to embark on a number of hands-on, community action projects.

In their senior year, the LGS students participate in a LGS Senior Project seminar, where they engage in projects that integrate their LGS study with disciplinary knowledge in their major.

Community and Global Engagement

The LGS Program is enriched through community involvement and projects supervised by LGS faculty. Students can earn academic credit through approved internships with various social and cultural organizations. LGS participants may also gain international experience through study abroad and attend a number of United Nations initiatives through Adelphi’s official NGO (non-governmental) status.

Levermore Lounge

Equipped with desktop computers and wireless connection, the “Levermore Lounge”, located in the Science Building Room 108, is the place to meet other LGS Scholars, engage in discussions about new community initiatives, see scholars’ projects on display, read, study, or just relax. A conference table and a flat-screen TV allow the room to be used for seminars, teleconferencing and meetings.


Students wishing to apply for the LGS Program should complete the Adelphi application and check the LGS box. In addition to the requirements listed, applicants are encouraged to include a statement expressing their interest in the Program and explain why they should be a part of LGS. Students interested in LGS should contact the LGS office at 877-4183.


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