The Assisi Program for Discipleship and Leadership is a four-year formation program for undergraduate students. Through mentorship, community, academic study and co-curricular activity, this program will prepare students to live their Catholic faith authentically and joyfully, whatever their major or future career may be. A select cohort of students will be chosen each year to participate in the program. Through their personal transformation, they will become transformative leaders during and after their time at USF, witnessing to Christ in every part of their life.
The world needs young people who are ready to live their faith in today’s world and are excited to share that faith with others. The world needs you. Receive the support you need to live the life God is calling you to and to transform the world for good.
“Dear young people, let yourselves be taken over by the light of Christ, and spread that light wherever you are.” -Pope St. John Paul II
All students in the Assisi Program will complete a Catholic Leadership minor, and participate in a variety of deeply meaningful and spiritual experiences:
Admissions decisions are made in view of the whole picture provided through the application process. Ten first-year students will be selected for the Assisi Program each year. Students selected for the Assisi Program will be awarded a yearly scholarship to cover half the cost of Room and Board, which can be combined with other sources of financial aid.
The priority deadline to apply to the Assisi Program for Fall 2023 was December 1, 2022. First consideration will be given to applications received by this deadline, but applications received after December 1 will be considered for the wait list.
Contact the Assisi Team:
Director of the Assisi Program
Dr. Alex Giltner, Assistant Professor of Theology
Assistant Director of the Assisi Program
The Assisi Program is generously sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration and OSV Institute for Catholic Innovation.
Starting fall 2024, current and incoming students may apply for the newly designed EPIC program.
Contact Liz Unger
260-399-7700 ext. 8306
The Honors Program at USF offers an intellectually challenging, yet highly rewarding experience for undergraduates of all disciplines. Appropriately named after John Duns Scotus, the Scottish theologian and philosopher who, along with St. Bonaventure, established the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition, the Honors Program:
Not to be confused with being on the Dean’s List or graduating “with honors,” the Honors Program is for students who want to take their USF experience to the ultimate level. Honors students work independently and strive for academic excellence.
The Honors program curriculum includes 11 credit hours from the following courses:
Honors students wear the Honors cord at commencement, and the accomplishment is noted on their transcripts. Admission to the Honors program is competitive.
Contact: Angie Springer