Great Books, Great Teachers, Great Students: Paths for Fulfilling and Successful Lives


The Cornerstone Program is a living and learning community designed for accomplished, curious, and ambitious student leaders. It is an innovative and interdisciplinary program that integrates the depth and breadth of the humanities into the fabric of a Catholic University education.

Students invited to join the program stand out for their leadership experience outside the classroom and their recognition of the distinctive ways in which studying the humanities can challenge them to grow as leaders. Starting in their first year, Cornerstone students will be on a path of academic study that aligns with their interests and prepares them for success in today’s challenging workforce or in graduate school. Cornerstone courses are designed to complement a student’s academic major and will not limit other research, internship, and international study opportunities.