Catholic Community and Living
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Embark on a Journey of Faith, Service, and Leadership: Join the Vibrant Catholic Living Community at Viterbo University

Do you want to join a Catholic community where you can deepen you Catholic faith, serve others, and become a leader in your community?

The Catholic Living Community at Viterbo University is dedicated to fostering spiritual growth, Catholic community service, and ethical leadership in a vibrant faith-filled community rooted in our Catholic Franciscan identity.

To join this Catholic faith community, you must be a current student and formally apply to the Catholic Living Community. If accepted, you will be placed in Treacy housing by Residence Life, who will communicate all housing details to selected students.

Members of the Catholic community are expected to:

  • demonstrate a genuine commitment and openness to the Catholic Church and its teachings.
  • maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • actively participate in our vibrant Catholic community.

Members are also expected to personally strive for growth in their spiritual lives, commitment to service, ethical life and leadership.

Catholic Living Community Events

Catholic Living Community events and activities include:

  • a fall Labor Day retreat
  • a Catholic community service project each semester
  • monthly community nights with campus ministry
  • regular weekly gatherings for prayer and community building

In addition to these activities, we offer other intentional programming and retreat opportunities.

Catholic Living Community Guidelines and Standards

Our Catholic Living Community maintains certain standards and guidelines to help the community thrive.

Community Living guidelines and standards include:

  • respect for the rights and privacy of all community members
  • compliance with university policies and procedures.
  • good academic standing (striving to maintain a cumulative, semester 2.5 GPA)
  • authentic commitment to living the precepts of Catholic faith
  • active participation in Catholic community events and activities which includes:
    • a fall Labor Day retreat as a community
    • a Catholic community service project each semester
    • monthly community nights with campus ministry (prayer, formation, community)
    • regular weekly gathering as a community for prayer/liturgy/fraternity (as determined by the community)
  • personal commitment to grow in areas of Catholic faith, service, the ethical life, and servant leadership
  • open and respectful communication with community members
  • willingness to hold oneself and others accountable for upholding community standards

Additionally, the living spaces of this Catholic Living Community will be alcohol, tobacco, and drug free, as described in the student handbook.

Our Catholic Community: Treacy Apartment Housing

Once you are accepted into the Catholic Living Community, you will be placed in Treacy apartments. You can request suitemates/roommates, but all suitemates/ roommates must be accepted into the Catholic Living Community. Four students will be placed in each apartment. Two students per apartment. Private rooms can be requested for an additional fee.

Housing Contract Information can be found on the Residence Life website.

Members of the Catholic Living Community will also have access to a lounge in Treacy that will be available for Catholic community gatherings and prayer. You will also be encouraged to take advantage of spaces such as San Damiano Chapel and the Sr. Thea Bowman Center.

Catholic Community Application and Interview Process

As part of the interview process, you will be required to attend an in-person or virtual interview with members of mission and ministry to discuss your application and reflections questions.

Acceptance into the Catholic Living Community will be based on your ability to demonstrate a commitment to the community's guidelines and standards, as well as your ability to contribute to the Catholic community in a positive way.

Apply to the Catholic Living Community