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Higher Education

Interfaith America works with hundreds of colleges across the country to develop courses, programs, and campus-wide plans.

Higher Education

Pluralistic campuses will foster the bridge-builders our divided nations need

Students with the skills to treat diverse viewpoints with curiosity and respect will be prepared to navigate the complexities of the real world, say Eboo Patel and Rebecca Russo.

About Higher Education

The Big Picture

Interfaith America has two decades of experience as a partner to hundreds of universities with a range of affiliations including public, nonsectarian, and religious. We aim to make the vibrancy of our religious diversity a vital part of the college experience.

The Opportunity

Throughout American history campuses have incubated social change and shaped leaders. Campuses are sites for research and scholarship, community engagement, encountering deep differences, and building habits of civic leadership. That’s why our longstanding programs are rooted in the power and promise of U.S. higher education. When students are shaped into leaders who leave college equipped with the skills and desire to engage in religious differences, our diverse democracy flourishes.

What We Do

Our programs and resources build the capacity of campus educators, administrators, and students. We offer grants and other funding, learning tools, and curricula, as well as consulting and training for campuses or networks. We organize spaces (in-person and virtual) for relationship building, strategic planning, and leadership development.

Featured Higher Education Resources

Campus Assessment

Explore how an institution’s religious tradition can equip the president to advance and narrate campus diversity priorities.

Bridging the Gap

The Bridging the Gap program is designed to combat the toxic polarization in our country, give students the skills they need to find common ground across deep divides, solve problems in their communities, thrive in the workplace of the future, and support students in their own character formation journey.

For Faculty

A growing group of educators are creating and teaching innovative interfaith curriculum, preparing a new generation of civic leaders to engage across lines of religious difference.

Latest Higher Education Resources

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