The work of Anselm House is supported through the generous contributions of alumni, parents, partnering churches, and other individuals who are committed to our mission of connecting faith and knowledge with all of life.

The University of Minnesota is a driving force of this region. It is the sixth largest employer in the state and the fourth largest public university in the US. The U sends out 12,000 graduates each year. These graduates hold top leadership positions as senators, CEOs, TV personalities, educators, and culture makers.


Anselm House is uniquely positioned to represent the Christian faith in the work of the university, and to empower U of M students and faculty members to live whole lives at the university and beyond.


Anselm House has grown remarkably over the last several years. God’s provision has allowed us to reach more people in the university than ever before. And yet thousands more still live a divided life, cloistering their faith at the U rather than letting it illumine and transform everything they think, say, and do.


You can support this vital mission by:

Giving Online


Make a secure, tax-deductible online donation.

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Giving By Mail


Checks may be payable to “Anselm House” and mailed to:


Anselm House

P.O. Box 141007

Minneapolis, MN 55414

Volunteering Time and Talent


We have a number of needs, large and small, each semester. Take a look at some of the ways you can help us by serving the Anselm House community.

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When people are equipped
to combat the divided life and live integrated lives,

the university
and its community
will flourish.


When people are equipped
to combat the divided life and live integrated lives,

the university & its community will flourish.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Christian study center?

Anselm House belongs to a consortium of Christian Study Centers at universities across the country. Our Study Center is our house and community space for quiet reading, group discussions, and learning. Coffee is always brewing, there’s always someone reading in the library, and our academically trained staff on hand for questions or discussions. All are welcome.

Who is Anselm?

St. Anselm of Canterbury was a theologian and philosopher who grounded his intellectual rigor in an active spiritual life of prayer and devotion. He coined the phrase “faith seeking understanding,” which encapsulates part of our mission. He was also the first to formulate an important argument for God’s existence, among other intellectual and religious accomplishments. Anselm’s life of thoughtful faith and interaction with secular learning is a model for how we engage with the University.

Who is Anselm House for?

Our community is for anyone and everyone—undergraduates, grad students, faculty and staff, pastors and church workers, academics, theologians and scholars. We welcome people from all faith backgrounds.

How do I get involved?

Come to a public event, sign up for a reading group, or stop by the study center. To stay up to date on our events, content, or thoughts, sign up for our email list.