Common Life

20150716_ccA commitment to community weaves through everything we do at Brite. The weekly schedule includes multiple opportunities for worship and other practices of faith that invite the community into spiritual growth. Faculty colloquies, guest lectures, and special events provide added venues for collective learning. Weekly Community Conversations and Common Meals invite students, faculty, and staff to share food and fellowship, to listen and learn in a more informal setting, and to address together issues of importance to the community.

20150616_habitatStudent associations play an active role in cultivating community life. Students organize activities, provide leadership in worship, and partner in student groups around shared concerns.

An open-door ethos contributes to the character of community life at Brite. Faculty and staff welcome conversation outside the classroom. Brite’s 10-1 student-faculty ratio makes for small classes where dialogue is encouraged and collaborative relationships are formed.

The life of the community reflects Brite’s commitment to an open table where all are invited and made welcome and through which all are valued by God and one another.