Please identify and briefly describe officially recognized student clubs and activities at your institution that…
…foster spiritual development:
RENEW: Small faith communities that meet weekly for fellowship and to discuss the upcoming Sunday’s Scriptures in residence halls and in academic buildings.
Redefined: A group of students dedicated to discovering and sharing St. John Paul’s Theology of the Body.
Knights of Columbus: One of the most active college councils in the nation.
Esto Vir: Men striving together to live a life of prayer, brotherhood, chastity, self-sacrifice, and fortitude.
Gratia Plena: A sisterhood of Catholic women that meets for fellowship, prayer and faith formation.
Catholic Athletes for Christ: Hosting the first college chapter of a national organization that serves Catholic athletes and shares the Gospel through athletics.
Vocational Discernment: The vocational discernment program guides students who are considering entering the seminary or religious life and those discerning marriage and the single state.
Catholic Daughters of the Americas: Catholic women in service of the Universal Church.
Retreat Program: The Retreat Program provides faith formation and spiritual development for students at Ctholic University. Retreats provide student-led talks and meaningful opportunities to encounter Christ through community, prayer, the sacraments, and silence. Retreats at CatholicU fall into three categories, Class, Mission and Preached Retreats.
Student Ministry: The formation of Christian servant leaders is vital to the witness of the life of the Church on campus. We train and guide 23 undergraduates as Student Ministers who share in the mission of Campus Ministry to bring the Gospel to every student.
Confirmation Retreat Team: Training and guidance of students who conduct parish, Confirmation Retreats.
…engage in corporal works of mercy:
Cardinal Service Corps; Best Buddies; Habitat for Humanity; Homeless Food Runs (food donated by University dining services is handed out to the hungry by students); Mission/immersion trips: Students live in community with and serve the poor in the U.S. and abroad during spring and summer break.
…address sexual issues (including birth control, abortion, homosexuality):
Esto Vir is a men’s group that strives to live a life of prayer, brotherhood, chastity, self-sacrifice, and fortitude;
Cardinals for Life promotes and sustains a culture of life that respects the dignity of the human person from conception to natural death, with particular concern for the protection of the unborn, through education, prayer, and action;
Redefined promotes understanding and growth in the virtue of chastity, embracing lives of purity and true love. From that foundation, group members aim to witness to the campus community, helping to form and grow with fellow students in the mission and lifestyle of chastity, challenging themselves to never settle for less than they deserve.
…address issues of social concern:
Colleges Against Cancer; Habitat for Humanity; Cardinal Red Cross; Environmental Club; Homefront; She’s the First
…address particular academic interests:
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); Biology Club; Chemistry Club; Medieval Society; National Association for Music Education; Student Nurses Association; American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers; Association for Computing Machinery; Biomedical Engineering Society; Byzantine Student Union; Catholic University Intelligence Club; Catholic University Accounting Society; Chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Chapter of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; International Affairs Association; International Business Club; The American Institute of Architecture Students; The Business Women’s Council; The Catholic University of America History Club; The Catholic University of America Investment Club; The Catholic University of America Mock Trial Team; The Classics Club; The Fashion Intelligence Project; The Marketing Society; The Philosophy Club; The Pre-Law Society of The Catholic University of America; The Society of Women Engineers, TRS Undergraduate Student Association
…address particular cultural interests:
Arabic Club; Black Student Alliance; Chinese Club; Catholic University Gaels; Filipino Organization of Catholic University Students (FOCUS); Italian Culture and Heritage Club; Latin Alliance; Spanish Club (El Club de Español); Chinese Students and Scholars Association; Catholic University Student Organization of Latinos; French and Francophone Club; German Club; Saudi Students Association
In addition, the Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art sponsors roughly 200 music concerts and recitals a year, and our students have given concerts at the Vatican, Washington’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and in a number of cities throughout the U.S. and abroad. The Hartke Theatre and Ward Recital Hall feature six Main Stage Productions annually. Our nationally recognized drama department also produces six student productions yearly in the Hartke Theatre Complex, while the Department of Art mounts five art shows each year in the Salve Regina gallery.
…provide opportunities for athletic pursuits:
Students have numerous opportunities to participate in athletic, recreational, and fitness programs at Catholic University. The Department of Fitness, Recreational Sports and Wellness offers nine different club sports, a comprehensive intramural program, and a state-of-the-art student fitness center featuring a full fitness class schedule and personal training, as well as wellness events and outdoor recreational programming. The University is home to 25 varsity intercollegiate teams.
Varsity Athletic Teams:
The University fields 25 varsity intercollegiate teams. For women: basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor and outdoor), rowing, golf, and volleyball. For men: baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, rowing, golf, and track and field (indoor and outdoor). The Cardinals compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III’s Landmark Conference and, in football, the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) as well as the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC) in rowing.
Club Sports: men’s rugby, men’s Ultimate Frisbee, cheerleading, ice hockey, women’s Ultimate Frisbee, sailing team, dance team, women’s rugby, and Esports (League of Legends, Overwatch, and Super Smash Bros)
Intramural sports include flag football, indoor soccer, volleyball, basketball, kickball, dodgeball, and more!
Student Athlete Advisory Committee
…please list all student clubs not listed in the above categories:
Catholic Daughters of the Americas; Alpha Delta Gamma; Cardinals for Life; Catholic Athletes for Christ; Catholic Social Workers National Association; CatholicU Project Arts; CenterStage Theatre Company; Catholic University Swing Kids; CUAnime; Esto Vir; Gratia Plena; Knights of Columbus; Redefined; Redline A Cappella; Take Note A Cappella; Tower student newspaper; WCUA Radio
If applicable, in which athletic Division and Conference does your institution compete? (Please specify NCAA, NAIA, etc. as well as Division level.)
The Cardinals compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III’s Landmark Conference and, in football, the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), as well as the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC) in rowing.
What athletic teams are offered for men and women?
For women: basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field (indoor and outdoor), and volleyball. For men: baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, and track and field (indoor and outdoor).
How do you help develop the mind, body, and soul of student-athletes?
Catholic University believes in the benefits and pleasures that young people may enjoy through their participation in athletic competition and is committed to upholding and promoting the principles of good sportsmanship, fair play, and ethical conduct. For more than a century, Catholic University has fielded athletic teams — currently, in 25 varsity sports and 11 club sports for both men and women — confident that such opportunities enrich the overall quality of the broad educational experience we offer our students, be they in uniform or in the stands.
Our high regard for the value of athletics is about more than victories, playoff appearances or championships, of course. We embrace competitive sports and structure our athletic programs to maximize their contribution to student development, knowing that sports help foster qualities that are vital not only in the classroom or on the field, but also in life: hard work, resilience, cooperation, respect for others, and leadership.
Sports encourage and enable our students to do what they love and to share their passion with others. And we expect our students and graduates to continue to use their education, experience, talents, and character to make significant contributions to their professions and their communities.
Does your institution require all student clubs and activities, including those listed above, to operate in accord with Catholic teaching? (Yes/No)
How does your institution address student clubs and activities that may conflict with Catholic teaching?
All student organizations must adhere to the goals and mission of Catholic University and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
Does your institution require student services like health care, counseling and guidance to conform to Catholic ethical and moral teaching and directives? (Yes/No)
How does your institution restrict student access to obscene and pornographic material, including computer and network access, the library, and the bookstore?
The “Resolution for a Pornography Free Campus Network” was passed by the University’s Student Government Association and signed by its student body president on Monday, April 1, 2019. It states that the Student Government Association Senate “hereby requests that the University take an outward stance on the use of pornography by prohibiting access to the top 200 pornography sites through the campus network.”
The resolution also enacted a clause requesting that the school provide additional pastoral services through its Counseling Center and Campus Ministry which offers assistance to those who exposed to pornography.