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

  • Leadership Tune-Ups

    Posted: September 15, 2016

  • The Global Leadership Summit concluded after a concentrated two days of lectures, vision casting, and inspirational stories. We are thankful for over 250 attendees in Madison who engaged in learning and community building at Upper House. For those that attended, or even those who could not make it but wanted to engage in a deep dive on leadership, Upper House is offering a s Read More
  • Introducing the Ideologies of Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis

    Posted: September 13, 2016

  • Consider the standard philosophy class. The syllabus introduces the students to a variety of positions. Typically, these positions vary greatly from one to another. The utilitarian contends with the deontological ethicist; the dualist duels with the physicalist. During these classes, debate typically arises around modern applications of these philosophical questions. What wo Read More
  • Introducing Think? [Be] Do!

    Posted: September 1, 2016

  • For those surfing our website recently, you may have observed some changes. Perhaps you noticed a slight alteration of our logo, new images, or revised text. If you have been reading our communication, you may have seen the phrase, “Think? [Be] Do!” or a mention of “curation.” If you have been asking yourself about changes at Upper House, we are here to provide answe Read More
  • 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