Eruditio et Religio Living Learning Community duke university | durham, nc

"How are we, in the United States, to embrace difference and maintain a common life?"

- Michael Walzer, Harvard Law Political Theorist

We think one answer is Duke's newest living learning community: Eruditio et Religio (E&R).

E&R helps students build relationships with people of other traditions and prepares them for working together for the common good, through intentional living, service, and social action.

What does this look like on the ground?

Intellectual Opportunities

A house course exploring (inter)religious diversity

Lectures and programs connecting academic interests and religious experience

Regular dialogues

Community Service

Opportunities to connect learning with the local community, through service projects, site visits, and social action.

Living in community

Housed within Blue Ridge House (Keohane Quad 4B, West Campus), E&R is about building friendships through shared meals, house events, retreats, trips and religious exploration.


Where does the name "Eruditio et Religio" come from?

Eruditio et Religio is the motto of Duke University, and translates roughly to "Faith and Learning," or "Religion and Knowledge." Bringing these together is one aspect of the rich heritage of Duke University, and we use the name to highlight this history and how it operates today.

Who can apply?

Applications will open later in the fall, and all Duke undergraduates are welcome to apply (f you are graduating this December or May, that is). Stay tuned for more information about the application process.

Do I need to be a part of a Religious Life group?

Participation in a religious life group is not required. We welcome all applicants: Atheist to Zoroastrian.

Do I have to live on campus?

Yes. Living together is a core feature of the living learning community. Students in the program live in Keohane Quad 4B Upper - Blue Ridge House.

More Questions? Contact Jeff Nelson at Jeff.Nelson@duke.edu.

And don't forget to check out The Mosaic, Duke's first residential space for prayer, practice, and meditation, located in Keohane Quad (West Campus) 4B401SEM.

Thank you!


Unsplash (Mert Byserk, kychan, Syd Wachs, Faustin Tuyambaze, Peter Hershey, Andre Hunter, Brijesh Nirmal, Daniel Berka), "Mosaic" Jessie Stellini, "Interfaith Peace Bridge" Rinchin Dolma, "VIA Chapel Climb" John Hare-Grogg, "Potato Drop" and "Habitat Build" Christy Lohr Sapp.

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