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Members of the Latino Scholars Program gather for communal dinner

Without a vision, the people perish. - Msgr. Habiger

Habiger Institute for Catholic Leadership

About the Institute

The Habiger Institute for Catholic Leadership offers a range of opportunities for students to develop the fortitude and character required to live as a faithful professional, ethical leader and joyful Catholic in a complex world.

Thinking about how you want to make a difference in the world? We give you an opportunity to think about what matters most.

Our leadership formation and vocational development programs go beyond skill mastery to help you develop a deeper moral and spiritual vision.

Prepare to contribute to the common good and find meaning wherever God leads you—in the Church, the academy, civic or professional life.

Leadership and Apprenticeship Programs

Go beyond your field of study. College provides an opportunity to better understand God, the world and yourself.

Latino Scholars

Grow academically, professionally and spiritually, and build the leadership skills required to make a difference. Scholars receive financial, social and academic support to make a four-year degree from a Catholic university possible.

Latino Scholars

Leadership Interns

Develop spiritually, professionally and personally as a Catholic leader through a rigorous program providing retreats, seminars, hands-on experience and interaction with civic and Church leaders.

Leadership Intern Program

Telos Living Learning Communities

Our Telos Living Learning Communities are for all students who care about building lasting friendships and exploring the questions that matter most. Men's and women's floors and houses are available.

Living Learning Communities

Mission & Culture Apprenticeship

Our apprenticeship program provides hands-on professional experience for students while the next generation of Catholic educators in partnership with Twin Cities area Catholic schools.

Mission & Culture Apprenticeship
Minnesota Latino high school students at St. Thomas student center

01 To the heights

Verso L’Alto

Habiger Institute's Verso L'Alto program offers Latino high schoolers a supportive environment to grow spiritually and intellectually, and better prepare for a four-year college degree.

Reaching Higher Heights
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02 For students, parents and ministries

True Leadership from the Habiger Institute

Good leadership is measured by more than stock price or the number of people served. It is a way of being and involves the whole person, from speaking skills and intellectual formation to character and fundamental commitments.

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Leadership Team

Nancy Sannerud

Nancy Sannerud

Program Manager

Father Bryce Evans

Fr. Bryce Evans

Coordinator and Chaplain

Melina Sotro

Melina Sotro

Graduate Assistant

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Contact Information

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Mailing Address

Department of Catholic Studies
Mail 55-S
2115 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096

Campus Location

Sitzmann Hall
Building address: 2055 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN
On the corner of Summit and Cleveland avenues