- The University Program in Catholic Thought at the University of Chicago offers lectures, colloquia, visiting fellows, and other events that deepen the acquaintance of students and faculty at the University of Chicago with the Catholic intellectual tradition.
- The Catholic Scholars Program develops teams of scholars to generate a renewed Catholic tradition in various fields of study. The initiative is designed to nurture the next generation of Catholic college and university teachers through conferences and other events for Catholic faculty and graduate students from across the United States and internationally.
- The Lumen Christi Cultural Forum seeks to engage the Church, the academy, and the public as a means of promoting the evangelization of culture called for by Pope John Paul II. Events in this program have included discussions of law and culture, Catholic social thought and the economy, religion and secular culture in Europe, school choice, and Catholic education