Elms College fosters a vibrant learning community founded on academic inquiry and interdisciplinary dialogue. Read more to learn about the centers and institutes at the heart of our mission.

St. Augustine Center for Ethics, Religion, and Culture

CERC offers programming and resources to explore how moral, ethical, and cultural issues shape our faith traditions and norms. Learn more.

Cynthia A. Lyons Center for Equity in Urban Education

Offering both bachelor’s and master’s degrees, CEUE seeks to increase the number and diversity of qualified teachers in Chicopee, Holyoke, and Springfield. Learn more.

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Center for Student Success

Located on the second floor of Alumnae Library, CSS provides a range of services, including academic advising, tutoring, career services, student accommodations and support services, international programs, and experiential learning. Students can also access a variety of individual and group study spaces. Learn more.

Institute for Theology and Pastoral Studies

ITPS empowers women and men to assume meaningful professional roles within the ecclesial community. Learn more.

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