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

September LFP Update

The Current LFP Update for September 2021 is now available. Click here.


2021 Workshop for Senior Administrators

Registration is now closed for the 21st Annual Workshop for Senior Administrators. We hope to see you at Boston College Oct 7-8, 2021. Click here for more information.


2021 National Conference

Registration now closed for the 31st annual LFP National Conference, "Science, Faith, and the Common Good." We hope to see you at Boston College on October 8-10, 2021. Click here for more information.


Hope College Big Read

Call for Applications: Hope College is hosting a Network Exchange March 6-8, 2022 to showcase their annual month-long community-wide reading program. Click here for more information and how to apply.


Grove City College Hosts Regional Conference

Grove City College invites participants and presenters for a regional conference entitled "Christianity and Core Texts at Global/Cultural Crossroads." For more information, click here.


Announcing the winner of the 2020 Arlin G. Meyer Prize

We are pleased to announce that Stephen Heyde of Baylor University has won the 2020 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in the Performing Arts for Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 2. For more information and to hear the piece performed, please see our official announcement.


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.


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.