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Intellectual Tradition

Catholic Studies is primarily focused on the intellectual or academic life (teaching and research), which is the distinctive faculty responsibility at Loyola University Maryland.  It aspires to participation by students, faculty, staff, and administrators interested in Catholic intellectual or academic life, whether they are Catholics or other kinds of Christians, members of the Jewish people or members of other religions, people who are “spiritual but not religious,” as well as “none of these.”

Catholic Studies also emphasizes that “the intellectual life” is inseparable from the rest of life.  Thus, Catholics Studies also supports activities that support the intellectual life – such as worship, social action, and retreats.

Catholic Studies is governed by an Executive Board with representatives from throughout the University, including a Director appointed by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  The Board and Director are listed elsewhere on this website.