You long for places where you can bring all of yourself—your ideas, your questions, your experiences, your personality—and be met with genuine embrace. You long to explore, to be challenged, and to order your life and learning around the love of God. At Anselm House, we’ve made it our mission to help you make these heart connections. We’re pursuing the integrated life—a life of wholeness—in the context of rich, Christian community.
For 40 years, Anselm House has sought to wholeheartedly serve the University of Minnesota from the center of campus. From the very beginning we’ve endeavored to help the campus community—from freshman to faculty—make meaningful connections. Our story is one of gathering, educating, and sending out whole leaders for the whole of life.
Christian Student Fellowship is founded at the University of Minnesota.
MacLaurin Institute is founded at the University of Minnesota.
Christian Student Fellowship and MacLaurin Institute merge to form MacLaurinCSF.
MacLaurinCSF becomes Anselm House with a renewed mission of connecting faith & knowledge with all of life.
Anselm House opens the doors of a new home on campus, Melrose Station.
St. Anselm of Canterbury was an 11th century theologian and philosopher. He is remembered, among other things, for the concept of “faith seeking understanding.” He believed that our faith and our knowledge of the world are intertwined. His life of thoughtful faithfulness and engagement with learning provides a model for our presence at the university.
The Anselm House community has been characterized by four interlocking values since its founding four decades ago.
We host a wide-variety of casual, community gatherings for students, faculty, and staff to connect and engage in meaningful dialogue.
We create on-ramps into circles of discovery and intentional, focused study for every stage in the journey of discipleship to Christ.
We convene speakers and lecturers—thought leaders and scholars across various fields of study—for large public events.
We offer curricular programming and robust academic support to students and faculty seeking deeper engagement.