How to Apply


Collegium thrives with participants from all religious denominations (or no spiritual leanings). The focus is on the multiple traditions that comprise "the Catholic imagination." Catholic institutions thrive when they are able to share with and learn from people of all faiths and spiritual backgrounds.

Because the summer colloquy follows a rhythm that takes a week to unfold, participants should be able to commit to being present during the whole colloquy.

Application Procedures

Participants are nominated by a designated liaison at each member institution, no later than April 1 each year. Institutions vary in how these nominations are made, but the liaison should communicate with the nominee(s) to launch the registration process. Applicants and liaisons are welcome to contact the Collegium office at or 503-943-7702 at any time throughout the nomination and registration process with questions that arise.  Faculty nominees must complete the online registration no later than April 1. Full registrations include:

  • the completed on-line registration form [link is password-protected; your invitation email from Collegium will contain the current password; for troubleshooting, contact ]
  • a curriculum vitae
  • an informal personal essay, up to 750 words, in which you discuss your reasons for attending Collegium. Include significant hopes and/or questions about the relationship between your academic career and spiritual life. The primary purpose of the essay is to give us a sense of what issues are most important to participants.