Institutes, Centers, and Lectures | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Our Institutes and Centers

    Because truth from any source is from the Holy Spirit

    Franciscan University of Steubenville institutes and centers take education and the pursuit of truth beyond the classroom, beyond our campus, and beyond our faculty and student body, providing:

    • exceptional opportunities for our students to gain real-world experience and have a real impact on the world;
    • engaging discussions with leading Catholics from around the country on how to reclaim a culture that fosters human dignity and reverse troubling trends in the family, sexual morality, politics, art, the media, and more;;
    • leadership formation experiences that prepare students to take their places as Catholic leaders in their vocations and careers.


    Look through our Institutes and Centers

    Academy of Lifelong Learning

    The Academy of Lifelong Learning's (ALL) primary purpose is to provide a venue for the offering of group study on topics selected by the membership and approved by the lead administrator of Community Relations and Franciscan University of Steubenville's governing officials. Learn More »


    The Catechetical Institute

    The Catechetical Institute exists to train and support the key catechists in any situation through conferences, online workshops, videos, audio, personal mentorship, and a wealth of resources. All involved in the work of catechesis will find new ideas, new approaches, new techniques, and a new confidence to do the work of catechesis. Learn More »


    Center for Bioethics

    Bio-medical technological breakthroughs have made possible what was previously only theoretical, forcing humanity to confront questions about human life and dignity. The Center for Bioethics seeks to engage the conversation on questions of life and death and the impacts of biomedical breakthroughs. Learn More »


    Center for Leadership

    Through the Center for Leadership, Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to raising up a new generation of Catholic leaders to transform the social order from within, to be salt and light and leaven in the world. Learn More »


    Franciscan Institute for Science and Health

    The Franciscan Institute for Science and Health (FISH) provides real-world experience and hands-on training to every Franciscan undergraduate science major, and Engineering Dual-Degree student. Learn More »


    Franciscan Institute for World Health

    The Franciscan Institute for World Health provides and coordinates global health-focused educational trainings and experiences for committed and dedicated undergraduates with a secondary goal of fostering lifelong compassion and career connection to serve the unmet health needs of the neglected people of the world. Learn More »


    Summer Ancient and BIblical Languages Institute

    The Summer Ancient and Biblical Languages Institute at Franciscan University offers intensive courses in Latin, ancient Greek, and Biblical Hebrew in ten and five week programs during the University's summer sessions. Learn More »


    The Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life

    The Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life (CEPL) exists to bring faithful Catholic scholarly reflection to bear on the most pressing ethical questions in contemporary culture. Learn More »

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