Faith Based Student Housing Breaks Ground in Jacksonville, FL

By Meredith Rutland Leaders in the Jacksonville Catholic community and University of North Florida officials broke ground Tuesday afternoon on a faith-based off-campus student housing center, which is expected to open next fall. The new center will be located on Alumni Way next to the current Catholic Student Center. The first stage of the planned.. read more →

(Photos) St Thomas Aquinas Dedication and Grand Opening Ceremony

Photos from the St. Thomas Aquinas Grand Opening and Chapel Dedication. read more →

Deseret News – Faith Based Dormitories Draw Fire, Create Community

Jorge Solis lived in an on-campus dorm his freshman year. The walls vibrated with popular music and the shouts and screams of rambunctious freshmen. It wasn’t what he wanted. So last spring when the sophomore heard about the Newman Center — an on-campus, co-ed faith-based housing facility with 376 beds — he was interested. Solis.. read more →

USA Today – Bibles Before Beer (Video)

Faith based student housing on public universities. Watch Here     read more →

NY Times – The Religious Dorm at the Public University

TROY, Ala. — There are many clues that life at the newest residence hall on the campus of Troy Universityis not centered on parties and beer. Cary Norton for The New York Times Riley Kuenzel, a freshman who lives in the dorm. In the lobby, students with Bibles gather to offer Christian testimony. On a.. read more →

AP – Bibles Before Beer (Article)

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Tucked in rural southeast Alabama, Troy University has opened something that’s a rarity for a public college in the United States: A faith-based dorm community where daily Bible studies are common and beer drinking is strictly forbidden. Residents live by rules that include a ban on alcohol, mandatory community service work.. read more →

Wall Street Journal – Religious Dorms Sprout Up

TROY, Ala.—Justice Gray, an incoming college freshman who attends church regularly and abstains from alcohol, wasn’t keen on living in a dorm full of partyers. So she opted for a new housing option that just made its debut at Troy University, a public college here: a faith-based residence hall. Featuring a small chapel and a.. read more →

Inside Higher Ed – Residence Halls Get Religion

The new Phi Kappa Theta fraternity house at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln has a defining characteristic: most of its members identify with the Roman Catholic Church. The fraternity – on private property that is considered part of campus, but opened, owned and operated by the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Newman Center at the.. read more →

Glenn Beck – Blaze – Catholic Dorms Being Built On Secular Campuses

Catholic students at the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) and Texas A&M University-Kingsville will soon have their very own religiously-themed dormitories. Starting next fall, both institutions will begin offering rooms, a chapel and faith-based services for religious pupils. In December, FIT broke ground on its Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Student Residence and, in October,.. read more →

Huffington Post – Catholic Dorms To Debut

Two secular universities will offer dorms specifically for Catholic students in 2013’s fall semester. Florida Institute of Technology, a private research institution, broke ground on the Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Student Residence last month. The Catholic News Service reports a similar groundbreaking ceremony at the Texas A&M University-Kingsville for St. Thomas Aquinas Newman.. read more →