Welcome to Upper House

Upper House, an initiative of the Stephen & Laurel Brown Foundation, curates experiences of Christian thinking, being, and doing for the University of Wisconsin–Madison community. As curators of Christian thinking, being, and doing, Upper House delivers experiences through great programming and hospitality.

The goal of Upper House is to see students, faculty, staff, and community/marketplace professionals intellectually energized, emotionally empowered, and engaged for action. Click here to learn more about who we are.


Latest News

  • UW-Madison Chancellor Speaks on Her Book Exploring Faith and Economics

    Posted: November 17, 2017

  • In partnership with Pres House, Upper House had the privilege on November 15, 2017 of hosting UW-Madison chancellor, Rebecca Blank. Dr. Blank spoke on her Brookings Institute book, Is the Market Moral? A Dialogue on Religion, Economics, and Justice. Our friends at Selfless Ambition wrote a story on the event. We invite you to take a look. Read More
  • Grateful for an Excellent Veritas Forum

    Posted: October 16, 2017

  • The Upper House team is grateful for wonderful collaborators in planning/hosting UW-Madison's Veritas Forum, which took place on October 10, 2017. Dr. John Lennox (University of Oxford) and Dr. Larry Shapiro (UW-Madison Philosophy) engaged in a spirited conversation that reflected a generosity of spirit and commitment to civility that, unfortunately, is increasingly r Read More
  • Jamie Smith on “You Are What You Love” (Plus Radio Interview about visit to Upper House)

    Posted: September 26, 2017

  • James K.A. Smith is a leader in Christian thought, whose books and lectures have challenged and inspired for over a decade. We’re thrilled to have Jamie with us at Upper House on September 29, 2017, for a full day of presentations and dialogue exploring timeless theological and philosophical questions in light of contemporary cultural dynamics. In his most recent book, You Ar Read More
  • Millennials Bring a Fresh View to Science and Theology (An Evening with Greg Cootsona)

    Posted: September 22, 2017

  • Upper House hosted Dr. Greg Cootsona on September 21-22, 2017. The following article appeared in Selfless Ambition and featured his enlightening remarks on the future of the science and faith dialogue, especially as shaped by the changing attitudes and experiences of Millennials. Read More
  • Join us on Tuesday, September 5 for an All-Campus Worship Night & Open House, featuring Adoration House

    Posted: September 1, 2017

  • UW-Madison students! Upper House welcomes YOU back to campus – whether you’ve walked through our doors just once, attended a couple events, or if you have daily found yourself studying on one of our orange couches, we want to gather together to kick off the year!  Join us for an all-campus worship night, led by Adoration House. Come together to adore Jesus and reuni Read More