The Faith and Formation Learning Community, located in Fusz Hall, is rooted in the traditions of the Catholic faith. Living in the learning community will promote a deeper understanding of faith and its connection to intellectual pursuit.
Students in the community will participate with faculty in weekly discussions of faith, an annual Ignatian retreat, service opportunities, and domestic and international immersion trips.
The community is open to all majors. Students in this community take courses required for a minor in Catholic Studies.
Associated Classes for 2017-2018
- University 101: Enhancing First-Year Success
- THEO 1000: Theological Foundations
- PHIL 1050: Intro to Philosophy
- HIST 1120: Origins of the Modern World, 1500 to Present
- ENGL 2350: Faith, Doubt, and Literature
Faith and Formation Curricular and Co-Curricular Tracking
Students who complete all curricular and co-curricular requirements of the Learning Community program will receive a Gold Medallion and Learning Community Certificate to be worn at graduation, in recognition of their commitment and achievement within their LC.
You are encouraged to track and share progress in the Learning Community program with your advisers, using this downloadable form to keep a personal record of your participation, and to share your LC course progress, plans, co-curricular activities and service hours throughout the academic year.
Faith and Formation Course Changes
All Learning Community students will be placed into the associated LC courses by the Learning Community academic coordinator. To request adds, drops, or other changes to your LC course schedule, you or your advisor should complete the corresponding Google Forms located below.
David Vincent Meconi, SJ., D.Phil., Lic.Theol., Associate Professor of Historical Theology, is also the Director of the Catholic Studies Centre. He is a former Fellow at the Augustinian Institute at Villanova University and currently serves on the ecclesiastical board of Boston College. Meconi assisted in the creation of this learning community in 2016.
Living in the Faith and Formation Learning Community has been an immense blessing because this community has connected me with other students chasing after their faith. I'm constantly inspired by their witness to the Gospel and to their love of Christ. They challenge me every day to live and love as Jesus did.
Nick, Peer Mentor