Faith Vocation and Leadership House

Intentional Christian Community in the Student Neighborhood

Faith Vocation and Leadership House

The Faith, Vocation and Leadership House is a 7 person Special Interest House as well as an upper level Learning Living Community located at 421 College Park.  The FVL experience is for students interested in exploring vocation with the support of a community.  Students interested must be committed to building and being an intentional Christian community in the Student Neighborhood with guidance and support with a staff member/mentor from the Program for Christian Leadership.

Faith, Vocation, and Leadership House Mission

As members of the Faith, Vocation, and Leadership House, we seek to live out the mission of the Program for Christian Leadership in community through prayer, hospitality, and Christian servant-leadership.  Grounded in and formed by the Catholic and Marianist traditions, we strive to be an inviting community, challenging ourselves, UD students, and others to grow in faith, intentionally exploring vocation, and living in a way consistent with our faith traditions through active discernment of God’s will.

Expectations and Commitments for members of FVL House community

Please note: This is a commitment for one academic year.

  • In the Spring prior to residency, enroll in Mini Course, designated specifically for members of the FVL House.  (Meeting Community Living expectations =meeting course requirements).
    • Coordinate class scheduling with housemates to allow for a Fall semester Community Night.
  • Attend Community Formation Retreat August (prior to the beginning of classes)
  • Share meal(s) together each week
  • Shared prayer and quiet time ( 1 household quiet hour/week, and 1-2 other Community prayer times/week)
  • Have a regular Community Night  
    • Elements of community night include prayer, meal, and at least one of the following:
      • Discussion of house issues
      • Planning
      • Faith Sharing/Faith Development
      • Social for household community
      • Outreach
  • In the Marianist spirit of hospitality, be a welcoming community; reaching out to first year and sophomore students, as well as students in the neighborhood
    • Host dinner(s) and a guided discussion on faith, vocation and leadership:
  • Invite a member of the faculty to share their perspective (2x/semester)
    • Host social events
    • Participate in service both in the UD community and the broader community  
  •  Meet with staff mentor on a regular basis (as a community at least monthly, and individually 1x/semester)
  •  As a household, manage FVL House budget
  •  Be involved in Campus Ministry or other community building leadership opportunities.

Expectations of Living in any Special Interest House

  • Get to know your Neighborhood Fellow and participate in his/her programs
  • Participate in Clean Sweep, and other service as designated by Housing and Residence Life
  • Follow the rules and regulations in the University Student Handbook concerning gatherings and/or parties and the use of alcohol and encourage other students to do the same.

How to apply

Click here for FVL House application

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 7, 2011

Questions?? Please contact Maria Ollier Burkett, Program for Christian Leadership, Campus Ministry at mburkett1@udayton.edu or 937.229.3997