Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities

One of the three Lilly Fellows Program initiatives is the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities.

The National Network addresses issues of common interest to institutions in church-related higher education. The 100 members of the Network represent a diversity of denominational traditions, institutional types, and geographical locations.  Through their collaborative efforts they explore and discuss the relationship of Christianity to the academic vocation, and strengthen the religious nature of church-related institutions through a variety of activities and publications.

The National Network is directed by a 12-member National Network Board.

Each Year the National Network sponsors a National Conference and Workshop for Senior Administrators.

The National Network Sponsors a series of Programs, Grants, and Awards for Network Members.

Download a flyer with the benefits of Network membership here.

To become a Member Institution

If you are interested in finding out about membership in the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, please contact us here.

Noteworthy News

February LFP Update

The Current LFP Update for February 2022 is now available. Click here.


Announcing the 2023-2025 Lilly Faculty Fellows Program

We are pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2023-2025 Lilly Faculty Fellows Program for mid-career faculty leaders across all disciplines to engage the intersections of Christian thought and practice with the academic vocation. Click here for more information and to apply.


Announcing the winner of the 2021 LFP Book Award

We are pleased to announce that On Christian Teaching: Practicing Faith in the Classroom by David I. Smith has won the 2021 LFP Book Award. For more information and to see the five finalists, click here.


Grove City College Regional Conference Postponed to 2023

Grove City College's regional conference entitled "Christianity and Core Texts at Global/Cultural Crossroads" will now take place in spring 2023. For more information, click here.


Lilly Network of Church- Related Colleges and Universities

If you are interested in learning more about membership in the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, please contact us here.


New edition of Leading Lives that Matter released

In their second edition of Leading Lives That Matter, editors Mark Schwehn and Dorothy Bass compile a wide range of texts—from ancient and contemporary literature, social commentary, and philosophy—related to questions of vital interest for those who are trying to decide what to do with their lives and what kind of human beings they hope to become. Leading Lives that Matter has been an important text in many of our fellowship and grant programs, and it contains excellent resources. Click here for more information and an excerpt.


Vatican II and Higher Education: Leading Forward

Sacred Heart University will host a regional conference on October 13-15, 2022 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Vatican II and the University's founding. For more information including a call for papers, click here.