Services to the Community

Friends University works to enrich not only its students, but also its communities as a whole. We offer diverse entertainment, service and opportunities to people throughout the state of Kansas and beyond.

Enrichment opportunities include our fine arts performances, counseling, the Garvey Lecture Series, athletic events, and our service leadership through Campus Ministries.

Friends University offers a variety of lifelong learning opportunities for students and community members as well. We offer workshops, seminars and special events in addition to our traditional college programs that help individuals expand their knowledge and gain insight into the world through our continuing education in Kansas.

Christian Spiritual Formation Institute
The Christian Spiritual Formation Institute has three basic aims: to offer a high-quality, hands on undergraduate degree, to minister to existing churches and organizations that are wanting to learn about Christian formation; to work together with existing organizations in order to expand the field of formation.

Great Conversation!
Great Conversation! features community leaders and Friends University faculty hosting conversations about a wide range of topics such as the arts and literature, business and community, education, leisure and lifestyles, politics and history, religion, and science and technology.

Knowledge Is Power Lectures
Friends University’s Alumni Advisory Boards in Topeka and Kansas City sponsor these continuing education lectures on a wide variety of topics in conjunction with the Friends University Alumni Office.

Law, Liberty and the Market Series
This lecture series features noted academicians from across the United States who will address how the concepts of liberty and free markets interact  U.S. and international law to set the stage for innovation, productivity and prosperity. The series is sponsored by the Fred C. and Mary Koch Foundation.

Ministers’ Seminar
For nearly 60 years, Friends University’s Department of Religion and Philosophy has presented this day-long seminar in Wichita that is geared toward clergy, church staff, chaplains, students preparing for careers in ministry or counseling, and interested laypersons.

Noontime Forums
The Marriage and Family Therapy Department in Wichita offers noontime lectures on a wide range of topics related to the mental health field.

Teacher Education Workshops
Each summer, fall and spring, we offer graduate-level workshops for teachers interested in professional development or licensing/certificate renewal at our Wichita campus or Lenexa and Topeka Education Centers.

Willard & Jean Garvey Lecture Series
This prestigious lecture series in Wichita features distinguished speakers and legal experts who address topics of interest to the legal, business and professional communities.

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