Owned by 28 dioceses of the Episcopal Church, the University of the South is an oasis for learning and contemplation situated on 13,000 acres atop the Cumberland Plateau.
Sewanee’s College of Arts and Sciences offers an unmatched liberal arts education, is purposefully small–around 1,800 students–and dedicated to building a sense of community. All classes are taught by professors, not graduate teaching assistants, and close faculty-student interaction ensures that each student enjoys a rich and personal experience. Sewanee graduates enjoy exceptional placement rates into law school, medical school, and other graduate programs.
A leading seminary of the Episcopal Church, the School of Theology is educating tomorrow’s church leaders. Our master of divinity degree offers a rigorous academic and supportive environment that forms students for growing congregations. Innovative master’s programs focus on lay leadership, while the non-degree theological studies program educates bi-vocational priests and the advanced degree program renews and enhances pastoral effectiveness.
The Beecken Center is an Episcopal center of learning at the School of Theology, dedicated to the continuing theological education of all the baptized. The programs are committed to equipping the faithful for ministry in and beyond the Church.
EfM is a unique parish-based program of theological education designed to help laypersons become theologically informed and articulate. In small-group settings, participants study scripture, history, and theology; and read and reflect on how God is calling them to work in the world.
Invite Welcome Connect is a transformational ministry that equips and empowers clergy and lay leaders to cultivate intentional practices of evangelism, hospitality, and connectedness. Designed to accommodate congregations of all sizes, Invite Welcome Connect has been integrated into 45 dioceses of the Episcopal Church, seminaries, colleges, and other parts of the Anglican Communion.
The Sewanee School of Letters offers the M.A. in English and M.F.A. in creative writing to students who have only summers to devote to study. The faculty consists of Sewanee professors and distinguished faculty from other campuses. Courses are rigorous, but the atmosphere intimate and friendly.
Thanks to the Walter E. Dakin Memorial Fund, supported by the estate of Tennessee Williams, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference gathers distinguished faculty to provide instruction each July through workshops and craft lectures in poetry, fiction, and playwriting. Participants also enjoy daily readings and the opportunity to meet editors and agents.
High school students from across the country and the world who love to sing immerse themselves in music while learning what it’s like to sing in the University Choir at Sewanee.
Rising high school juniors and seniors who are passionate about the outdoors spend two weeks exploring the ecosystems of the Cumberland Plateau.
Advanced high school music students from all over the world participate in this four-week professional concert series.
Founded in the confidence that knowledge and reason are foundational to faith, SUMMA teaches high school students the skills that lead to listening intentionally, thinking critically, and speaking profoundly.
Talented high school students spend two weeks workshopping poems, plays, and stories with writing professors from around the country.