You're invited to apply.

Our Beloved Community is named for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of a society that embraces each of its members and celebrates their differences. We seek students nationwide to join the Lafayette community in a celebration that will feature interactive discussions on a variety of social justice topics.

The deadline for all applications is Saturday, October 14, 2017. Financial assistance for travel and overnight accommodations may be available. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact We look forward to reading your application.


Our Beloved Community

drew many prospective students from around the world to engage in open dialogue about social engagement and active citizenship.


A sampling of session titles from last year includes:

  • This is Your Brain on Diversity
  • The Price of Pigment
  • The Mathematics of Social Justice
  • WITW is LGBTQ? What about QuEST?
  • Cultural Appropriation vs. Cultural Appreciation