Welcome to Upper|House

Upper|House, a project of the Stephen & Laurel Brown Foundation, exists to serve the University of Wisconsin (Madison) community through faith-based programmatic initiatives. Upper|House promotes thoughtful conversation, engagement, and theological formation, exploring the influence of the Christian faith on scholarship, professional practice, vocation, and service in the world.

Based in University Square in the heart of campus, Upper|House provides multi-experiential space and programming expertise, whereby people, faith, values, ideas, and the arts come together in one dynamic setting for vocational, intellectual, and cultural impact. In carrying out its mission, the Stephen & Laurel Brown Foundation partners with community leaders, nonprofit organizations, campus-based ministries, and churches. Click here to learn more about who we are.

Latest News

  • 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 exp 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