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The Modus Vivendi Society EXPEDITION: January 19 - 20, 2019

The focus of the Modus Vivendi Society Expedition is on Personal Values: Consciousness of Self, Congruency, and Commitment to Values. A bulk of our time will be spent reflecting on personal identity, strengths, and values. Through interactive activities participants will evaluate how their leadership demonstrates those values and strengths.  


  • Attend a one hour Orientation on January 14 from 5:30 - 6:30pm. Participants who cannot attend Orientation due to an already scheduled commitment will need to schedule a makeup meeting and can indicate this need on their application.
  • Pay a $50 REFUNDABLE deposit in cash or check to confirm participation. All deposits will be returned / refunded immediately after the program to all students who attend. If the deposit creates a substantial burden please indicate that on the application - this will not impact your chances of being invited to attend. 
  • Participants must attend the entirety of the program and travel with the group to and from the retreat facility. Unfortunately time conflicts can not be accomodated.

2019 Schedule of Activities: 


  • 11:00a: Meet to depart for retreat site and eat lunch
  • 1:00p: Small and large group activities, reflection, and discussion
  • 5:00p: Dinner
  • 6:00p: Small and large group activities, reflection, and discussion
  • 9:30p: Free Time


  • 8:00a: Breakfast
  • 9:00a: Small and large group activities, reflection, and discussion
  • 12:00p: Lunch
  • 1:00p: Small and large group activities, reflection, and discussion
  • 4:00p: Depart retreat site
  • 5:00p: Arrive back to UChicago

Schedule is subject to change - participants will be notified of changes prior to confirming attendance

2019 Facilitation Team: 

  • Kaela Allen: Third Year Student in the College
  • Tamar Daskin: College Advisor, Office of the Dean of Students in the College
  • Pamela Daum: Associate Director, Bridge and Partnership Programs in the Graham School
  • Allan Lake: Fourth Year Student in the College
  • Brandon Myers: Program Manager, Housing & Residence Life
  • Karen Pryor: Associate Director for Co-Curricular Advising, Center for Leadership & Involvement
  • Casey Talbot: Student Involvement Advisor, Center for Leadership & Involvement
  • Sarah Tolman: International Student Adviser, Office of International Affairs
  • Ethan Zagore: Director, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs


"It helped me recognize my own strengths and how I could use them to make profound, substantial change in the world. I am a better leader because of Modus Vivendi." -2016 Expedition Participant