The Notre Dame Vita Institute is an intensive intellectual formation program for leaders in the national and international pro-life movement. Through engagement with our premier faculty and interaction with other pro-life leaders, the Vita Institute aims to further enhance participants’ expertise and prepare them to be even more effective in their work on behalf of the unborn and their mothers whether at work, at home, or in the classroom.
Held for a week every summer on Notre Dame’s beautiful campus, this program is wholly unique: it provides participants with the opportunity to study the fundamentals of life issues with world-renowned scholars across a wide range of disciplines, including social science, biology, philosophy, theology, law, communication, and counseling. No prior knowledge of these disciplines is assumed or required. Vita Institute alumni include the senior leaders of the most high profile and important pro-life organizations from around the world, physicians, researchers, counselors, and concerned citizens from across the full spectrum of pro-life vocations.
The 2023 session took place June 11–16, 2023. Applications for 2024 will open in early 2024.