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Our goal is to seek the truth and to do it together along side the best scholars. During the school semester, we host seminars for undergraduate and graduate students at UT-Austin as well as the Austin community. Over the summer, we hold seminars on issues of human meaning and flourishing designed for high school students.


Each semester, we host 3-4 week-long compact book clubs and compact seminars with a scholar from the University of Texas at Austin just north of UT's campus or with one of our staff in our lovely home, Stumberg Hall.

We meet once a week to examine a range of issues discuss questions on the topic of human relationships, the moral life, and social problems we face. The compact series are open to all


The Austin Institute and the Salem Center for Policy at the University of Texas at Austin have come together to bring you Engaging Orthodoxy, a speaker series that brings in scholars from across the country to speak on the implications of their research on policy. The program is founded by our own Professor Mark Regnerus.

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We have discovered first-hand and the social science shows that having friends and knowing how to be a good friend are fundamental for us to live good lives and to have strong marriages.

We read contemporary to ancient texts, face hard questions, and have deep conversations on what it means to live a good life. On occasion, we will have nationally acclaimed authors make an appearance! You are welcome to invite your friends and your significant other to come!

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The Undergraduate Fellows Program at the Austin Institute accompanies undergraduate students at the University of Texas at Austin in their development and growth as fully-formed adults. Our program is designed for non-conforming students who want to ask bigger questions—students who know there should be more to college than preparing for a job and more to life than work and screen time.


If you are a graduate student in the Austin area and looking for a community to share thoughts, meals, doubts, or if you just need a place where you can sit, think, write, or do some research, register by clicking the button below!

We would love to have you!

What does it mean to be human? This question is more important than ever in our frenzied age of materialism, unbridled technological advancement, and moral upheaval.


High school students who have finished their sophomore or junior years are invited to participate in a highly-interactive, week-long seminar that plumbs the depths of the human person.


Explore CanaVox, a cheerful marriage movement that offers reading groups to friends who support the historic understanding of marriage.​

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