Amenities

The Catholic Center at Kennesaw State University works to support the Catholic Student Union (CSU), we are located on Campus Loop Road next to the Lutheran church. We are committed to serving the students, faculty, and alumni of KSU by providing:

  • Monastic style chapel
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • A library/study areas/lounges
  • Computers, printers, large screen TV, and media box
  • Free lunch
  • Limited free parking

Mission

The mission of the Catholic Center at Kennesaw State University is to transform the lives of our students in Christ.

We do this by helping each other deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church, which He founded, through prayer, service, fellowship, and spiritual formation.

We seek to love and serve Christ and our neighbor, and to help each other to grow into the person who God has called us to be.

History

We were founded in 1995 by Fr. David Dye. Fr. Linus DeSantis took over that year, and served until 2006, followed by Fr. Paul Burke. Fr. Joseph Morris was appointed in 2007 and served until summer, 2021. Fr. Bob Frederick was appointed in July, 2021 and is the current director of the Catholic Center at KSU.

The building of the Catholic Center has also seen some change since it was acquired back in 1995. We have done our best to keep up with a constantly growing community. In 2009, we added an addition onto the side of the building where the chapel currently resides.

Our famous Fall Retreat has also seen some changes over the years. It all started in 2007, and was originally called Urbanocity. We got up at dawn on Saturday morning to serve the poor and homeless at the St. Francis Soup Kitchen at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Atlanta. We had Mass at the Shrine, lunch, and then spent Saturday afternoon reflecting on our experience. This is a fantastic retreat led by the students with the help of Father Bob. In recent years.