On Track To...D.C. and Chicago

In May 2016, Arkansas Tech students who have gone above and beyond to participate in the On Track program will be On Track to Washington D.C., and Chicago, IL.  

In order to be considered for selection, the undergraduate student must complete the online application form on the GOLD Cabinet page on theLink and choose a time to interview with the selection committee. Once the student has completed their application and interview, they will be notified of the selection committee's decision. If a student is offered occupancy for the trip, they will be required to attend all information sessions regarding the trip and sign a contract confirming their attendance and appropriate behavior for the trip.

Please note: Undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA to be considered.

These cities are rich in opportunities and have a number of activities for students to immerse themselves in during their stay! Some popular attractions to these cities include:

Washington, D.C.

  • Meeting with US Senator or US Representative
  • Witness oral argument at Supreme Court
  • Tour Capitol Building
  • S.O.M.E. Soup Kitchen
  • Tour national monuments
  • Smithsonian Natural History Museum
  • National Museum of American History
  • Performance at Kennedy Center
  • Newseum
  • Arlington National Cemetery (Changing of the Guard)
  • George Washington University
  • Bike Tour
  • Run the Lincoln Memorial steps

Chicago, IL

  • Visit with a business professional
  • Millennium Park
  • Willis Tower
  • Chicago Cultural Center
  • Performance at Chicago Theater
  • Museums of Mexican Art, Chinese Americans, and Cambodian Americans
  • Field Museum
  • Adler Planetarium
  • Architecture Boat Tour
  • Cubs baseball game
  • Northwestern University
  • Bike tour
  • Volunteer activity

On Track To...Trip Application

Previous locations have included: 

  • 2014:  Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City
  • 2015:  Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, CA