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Asano Humanities & Health Certificate

The Asano Humanities & Health Certificate is a co-curricular program that rewards sustained engagement in arts and humanities activities throughout the academic year. Jefferson students are invited to complete the certificate by attending eight (8) events from the annual Asano Humanities & Health Series and completing a reflection portfolio of four (4) response essays. 

The 2017-2018 certificate program is now over; registration for the 2018-2019 certificate program will open in July. 

How do I earn the Humanities &
Health Certificate?

  • Register for the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate.
  • Attend eight (8) events from the Asano Humanities & Health Series and sign in at each event.
  • New This Year: Four (4) of these eight (8) events can come from participation in the student organizations listed below:
    • The Story Initiative
    • Jefferson Chamber Orchestra
    • HeART Stories
    • J-Jams
    • No One Dies Alone
    • NoRx Improv
    • Palliative Care Interest Group
    • Diversity Council
  • Write four (4) reflective essays in response to four (4) of the events or organizations that you  attend.
  • Submit your reflection portfolio for review. 
  • Celebrate with friends and colleagues during a special spring semester event.

Reflection Portfolio

Students who register for the certificate using the link above will be provided with instructions for writing their reflection essays according to the "What? So What? Now What?" model. A panel of faculty and staff reviewers will evaluate the essays (satisfactory/unsatisfactory) and award the certificate to students whose essays satisfy the requirements. The panel of judges will also identify essays of distinction for special recognition at the spring semester celebration.  


Contact Megan Voeller, Director of Humanities, at