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

  • Save the Date! The 2016 Fall Calendar

    Posted: August 10, 2016

  • It's that time of year! With the semester start just around the corner, calendars will get booked quickly. As you begin to plan your fall calendar, be sure to mark your calendars with the following Upper House events: August 25: Dr. Doug Strong, dean of School of Theology and professor of history of Christianity and Jon Dahl, campus minister at UW-Madison with InterVarsit Read More
  • Looking Back to Look Forward: Exploring Evangelicalism Nationally and Locally

    Posted: August 9, 2016

  • Even if your particular church tradition isn’t High-Church or firmly liturgical, have you ever experienced a service heavy on the rhythms of tradition? It might not be your preferred Sunday routine, but there’s a beauty in such structure. Entering into the liturgical process practiced by Christians over hundreds of years creates a unique bond with your Christian faith, a Read More
  • We Are Hiring a Director of Communications and Social Media

    Posted: June 5, 2016

  • The Stephen & Laurel Brown Foundation (Upper House) seeks a Director of Communications and Social Media. This is a terrific opportunity for a talented communications professional who wants to join our team to help curate outstanding Christian educational programming for the benefit of the UW and Madison communities. The foundation seeks a long-term teammate to provide ex Read More
  • Giving Thanks for an Impactful Spring Semester

    Posted: June 3, 2016

  • It was a busy and exciting academic year. For your ongoing partnership and involvement, we give thanks! We enjoyed engaging the community on events ranging from a national conference on "Reporting on Religion: Media, Belief, and Public Life" to a bi-monthly gathering exploring a Christian theology of work and vocation. We are delighted to have served 30,331 guests at Upper Hous Read More
  • Upper House Sets Finals Week Study Schedule

    Posted: April 25, 2016

  • Come study at Upper House during finals week! We are delighted to offer inspiring space for students to study and unwind during the final examination period. Upper House will provide extended study hours, snacks and beverages, general study space, silent study space, and two classrooms for reserved group study sessions. Students may reserve classrooms in two-hour blocks of time Read More