Notre Dame's Church Properties Initiative (CPI) conducts research, educates students, and equips leaders to activate land and buildings in service to the Church and the world. As a multidisciplinary field, we welcome students and grad students of all academic disciplines to participate in CPI events, classes, research opportunities, and more. Check out these students’ work from this past summer!
Church Property Student Events
Through talks, conferences, service opportunities, field trips, and other forums, we engage the topic of Church Property through an array of academic lenses including: finance, sociology, law, history, architecture, theology, economics, civil and environmental engineering, and more. You will be offered the chance to meet and engage with top scholars, practitioners, and church leaders who are at the forefront of using Church property to solve the major issues of today.
All undergraduate and graduate students at Notre Dame are welcome to stay up to date on CPI events here.
Gain unprecedented experience by applying your skill sets to solve real world problems. Students enrolled in the Fall workshop will be put into teams to tackle pressing real estate issues for Church leaders, civic authorities, and NGOs.
Spring Real Estate Class
The Land and the Lord: Church Properties Class
Open to all real estate minors as a real estate elective, and any student as a Catholicism across the Disciplines core requirement, this class operates at the intersection of Catholic Social Teaching and property.
Independent Research, Jobs, and Internships
Have an idea involving Church property that you want to research further? Curious to how you can do more with the Initiative on campus? Want to find an impactful, mission aligned job or summer internship without sacrificing your intellectual and professional gifts? The Church Properties Initiative could help support you in your efforts! Reach out to David to learn more!