COLLEGIUM AUGUSTINIANUM
COLLEGE OF FELLOWS


GRADUATE INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY, THEOLOGY AND CLASSICS

 
Faith Traditions represented at the Collegium include: 

Anglican Church of Canada

Anglican Church of Nigeria

Anglican Church of West Africa

Baptist Church

Church of England

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Episcopal Church USA

Evangelicalism

Evangelical Lutheran Church

Greek Orthodox Church

Italian National Catholic Church

Methodist Church

Old Catholic Church in the United States

Orthodox Church in America

Polish National Catholic Church

Presbyterian Church USA

Roman Catholic Church

Russian Orthodox Church

Syro-Malabar Church

Unitarian Church

United Church of Christ

About the Collegium Augustinianum


Governance

The Collegium Augustinianum is an association of scholars in philosophy, theology, classics, history and humanities organized as a College of Fellows headquartered in Bologna, Italy. The College of Fellows includes some of the world's leading scholars especially dedicated to the thought of St. Augustine of Hippo and his intellectual heritage.

Unlike other colleges and universities in the United States, the Collegium Augustinianum Graduate School of Philosophy, Theology and Classics is governed by a Board of Trustees that includes members of the College of Fellows. As peers, the Fellows elect one another to its Body and to the Board of Trustees. All of the officers, professorial appointments, honorees and the acceptance of students into our collegium ardecided by the College of Fellows. As such, the Collegium Augustinianum has restored the original nature of the College and the authority of the professorate to govern over itself.  

 

The Board of Trustees and the College of Fellows affirms that the integrity of our institution is measured by the academic credentials of the faculty, our academic affiliations and the scholarly accomplishments of our students and alumni. As such, the Board of Trustees has abstained from seeking recognition from an accreditation agency within the United States.


In 2012, the Board of Trustees of the Collegium Augustinianum established undergraduate and graduate research programs in the United States in to promote a traditional and classical liberal arts education. 

Classical and Cosmopolitan

The educational philosophy of the Collegium Augustinianum focuses on the ancient sources of Western civilization; and thus, especially ancient texts, which is studied within its historical context, or through an hermeneutical approach to modern and contemporary texts that lead the reader back to ancient texts, as sources. Whether one takes the former path or the latter, ancient and modern languages are extremely important in order to properly engage the original text.

 

With an international College of Fellows and a global student body, writing and defending their theses and dissertations in many different modern languages, the Collegium Augustinianum is a cosmopolitan institution of higher learning unlike any other in the United States. 

Nonprofit, Independent and Ecumenical

 

Chartered as an independent, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit ecumenical institution, the Collegium Augustinianum Graduate School of Philosophy, Theology and Classics operates as a foreign nonprofit corporation in the State of Florida. Registered and licensed as a religious-exempt institution of higher education by the Commission for Independent Education of the Florida State Department of Education, the Graduate School is licensed to grant ecclesiastical (research) degrees for ordained and lay ministry within the Church pursuant to Florida Statute 1005.06.