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 99 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 2020 is now available. Click here.


Registration open for Catholic Intellectual Tradition Conference at Sacred Heart University

Registration is now open for “Catholic Intellectual Tradition Conference: Challenges and Opportunities for the Catholic University in the 21st Century,” April 16-18, 2020, at Sacred Heart University. Click here for more information and to register. 


Seton Hall hosts conference on Communication and Religion in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

In anticipation of the upcoming U.S. Presidential Election, Seton Hall University will host a regional conference, “Communication and Religion in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election,” on April 22, 2020. This conference is free to attend. Click here for more information.


Registration open for Valparaiso University's conference: "Religion, State, and Nationalism: Problems and Possibilities”

Valparaiso University invites you to a special symposium, “Religion, State, and Nationalism: Problems and Possibilities,” on April 24, 2020. Registration is now open. Click here for more information and to register.


2019 LFP Book Award Winner Announced

The Resilience of Religion in American Higher Education by John Schmalzbauer and Kathleen Mohoney is the 2019 winner of the LFP Book Award. For more information and to learn about the 2019 LFP Book Award Finalists, click here.


Announcing a call for Nominations for the 2020 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Music Performance

The National Board of the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities is proud to announce the 2020 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Music Performance. For more information and how to nominate, 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.