Open yourself to new avenues of ministry

Bernardin Center

Lead the Church into spaces of common ground

You’re inspired to bring reconciliation, peacemaking, and interreligious dialogue into the world. The life of Cardinal Bernardin offers a great example of public witness to these values. The Bernardin Center for Theology and Ministry explores these signature issues through its strategic vision, public outreach, and educational initiatives.

Pathways initiative

A Living-Learning Community Co-Creating the Church of Tomorrow

Serve as a catalyst to help deepen CTU’s institutional commitment to justice and activism with new programming, new outreach, and new insights to bring to your classes and to the Church. In exchange, you’ll receive a full-tuition scholarship, graduate assistantship, living stipend, and more, all while growing in intentional community.

The Center for the Study of Consecrated Life


Our mission is to serve as a theological, academic, and pastoral resource for engaging contemporary issues and realities in consecrated life today from a global perspective.

Augustus Tolton Scholarship Program

You’re the Future of the Church.

You recognize the Church needs you now, more than ever. You want to be an agent of change for justice, healing, and peace—in Chicago, Ferguson, Charlottesville, and wherever the need demands.

For nearly 30 years, CTU has partnered with the Archdiocese of Chicago in its Tolton Scholars Program.

Romero Scholars Program

You’re the Future of the Church.

Your cultural experiences and traditions inform the practice of your Catholic faith. They will also be decisive in building up the body of Christ here in Chicago, and beyond.