We strive to empower all members of the University of Portland community to grow in their faith lives and find personal transformation as a result of their time at UP.
Although we operate out of the Catholic, Holy Cross tradition, we welcome people of all faiths and denominations, including those who do not identify with any specific religious faith. Our commitment is to meet each individual where she is at and accompany her on the journey of faith.
The teaching and example of Jesus and the Tradition of the Church encourage us to minister with students, faculty, staff, and alumni, rather than exclusively to them. This means much of our programming is student-developed and student-led. Leadership development is key to faith formation at UP. Additionally, we look to form welcoming, loving communities that promote personal integration, social justice, and moral fortitude.
Most of all, we hope to accompany members of the community in responding to the desires of their deepest selves.