The Neumann Institute for Franciscan Studies exists to
strengthen the vision and charism of Francis and Clare of
Assisi within a context of contemporary experiences in higher education. The Institute serves the scholarly and spiritual needs
Neumann University community through seminars, lecture series, and other educational activities.
The Institute provides ongoing dialog about the Franciscan charism and values as they apply to the intellectual, affective, and ethical development of the Neumann University community.
The Neumann Institute for Franciscan Studies promotes the integration of the Catholic Franciscan tradition into the curriculum. The Institute supports course development by providing resources and research assistance.