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

  • Giving Thanks for the Kingdom Justice Summit 2018

    Posted: March 4, 2018

  • We are grateful for the rich conversations and learning that took place at this year's Kingdom Justice Summit. Read Alexandria Joy Millet's reflections on the dialogue that took place on the opening evening, Friday, March 2, between Tim Mackie and Propaganda. Also, read Phil Haslanger's reflections on Nicole Baker Fulgham's keynote on Saturday, March 3, on churches se Read More
  • Consortium of Christian Study Centers Regent College Summer School Scholarship

    Posted: February 12, 2018

  • The Consortium of Christian Study Centers (CCSC), of which Upper House is a part, is proud to sponsor a program held at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, which provides scholarship money for two week's full audit tuition, lodging, and a food stipend at Regent's summer school. The recipients also participate in discussions on vocation, coordinated by the Consor Read More
  • Upper House Mentioned in Religion News Service Story on Christian Study Centers

    Posted: February 9, 2018

  • Religion News Service recently published a story on the Christian Study Center movement. Upper House was one of the study centers mentioned in the piece. We invite you to read the story here. Read More
  • Howard Thurman Conference Set for April 26-27

    Posted: January 26, 2018

  • Howard Thurman was a philosopher and theologian who helped shape the twentieth century by capturing the imaginations of educational, political, ecclesial, and judicial leaders. In his role as a teacher and mentor, Thurman’s vision of social justice, rooted in the requirements of reconciliation and love, was one of the pillars of the Civil Rights movement. As an advisor to the Read More
  • Join Us This Thursday, January 25, as we ask: What is Church for?

    Posted: January 22, 2018

  • Our friends at The Point Magazine hold two core convictions: that humane thinking is essential in contemporary life, and that our lives are full of experiences worth thinking about. In the magazine's most recent print issue, they asked a question central to our mission at Upper House; namely, What Is Church for? On Thursday, January 25, we are excited to lea Read More