General Information

Mission Statement

Christian Brothers University is a Catholic university in the student-centered tradition of the De La Salle Christian Brothers. CBU fosters academic excellence in a range of programs to prepare students from all faiths and backgrounds for careers and lives informed by the Lasallian values of faith, service, and community.


Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

Live Jesus in our hearts . . . forever.

As a Catholic institution of higher learning, Christian Brothers University brings the timeless wisdom and religious heritage of centuries into an encounter with the twenty-first century. Universities are dedicated to teaching, to fostering research and to the education of students who freely associate with their teachers in a common love of knowledge. The privileged task of a Catholic university is to bring together in one community the intellectual search for truth in the context of faith based on the gospel and mission of Jesus Christ. St. John Paul II described the Catholic university as “an incomparable center of creativity and dissemination of knowledge for the good of humanity . . . born from the heart of the Church.”

At CBU, the rich intellectual heritage of the Catholic university is expressed within the Lasallian tradition. St. John Baptist de La Salle is the patron saint of teachers and an educational innovator who founded the Brothers of the Christian Schools in seventeenth century France. Now a worldwide community of vowed religious brothers and dedicated associates, the Lasallian family remains committed to the vision of the founder: “… not only is God so good as to have created us, but God desires all of us to come to the knowledge of the truth.” St. John Baptist De La Salle, therefore, made it his life’s work to bring the blessings of a practical education beyond the privileged classes of French society, to all people, especially the young, who have an inherent dignity as those created in the image and likeness of God. A Lasallian institution continues to affirm the dignity of all people and embraces the presence of God.

The Brothers in Memphis

The De La Salle Christian Brothers arrived in Memphis in 1871 from Chicago, and immediately opened a Catholic school that, within a few years, contained elementary and secondary grades, college classes and granted graduate degrees. Christian Brothers College, as it was then, became the first Catholic college in West Tennessee. The First World War brought an end to the college program as men went off to war. The elementary school declined and closed in 1926, while the high school prevailed. The college came into existence once more in 1940, and moved to its current location on East Parkway South. In 1965, the high school program moved to its present location on Walnut Grove Road, and the college, later to become a university, stood alone on East Parkway. In 2000, the Brothers agreed to the request of the Diocese of Memphis to administer one of the Jubilee Schools, De La Salle Blessed Sacrament. The circle was once more complete, with the Christian Brothers offering elementary, secondary and college programs with graduate degrees, continuing the tradition of committed Catholic education throughout the city of Memphis for more than 150 years.

Our Identity

Christian Brothers University is a Catholic university founded on the heritage of Lasallian education. While large enough to provide educational opportunities in the arts, business, education, engineering and sciences, the University is small enough to promote teaching as ministry and to provide challenging student-centered learning and personal growth. Students of diverse cultures and religious traditions are encouraged to grow in their own faith. The University welcomes students into an educational community of faith and service, one that is committed to academic excellence, the betterment of society and the care of God’s creation.

Institutional Goals

Educating Minds

  1. CBU will provide the resources and expertise required to nurture and sustain the intellectual and academic formation of its students.
  2. CBU will offer innovative, accessible programs and resources to ensure that all students are prepared for career success.

Touching Hearts

  1. CBU will offer academic and enrichment experiences in support of students’ ethical formation.
  2. CBU will provide opportunities for students to engage with the wider community.

Remembering the Presence of God

  1. CBU will provide academic opportunities for students to investigate matters of faith and religious experience and will provide experiences in support of students’ spiritual formation.
  2. CBU will offer academic and enrichment experiences promoting its Catholic and Lasallian heritage.

Notice of Non-Discriminatory Policy as to Students

Christian Brothers University admits students of any race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin, or disability to all the programs and activities of the University with the rights and privileges generally accorded to students. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin, or disability in its education programs or activities, including employment and admissions.

Title IX Compliance Statement

Christian Brothers University insists that all members of its community shall be able to pursue their interests free of discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual assault, sexual misconduct, stalking, bullying and other forms of sexual harassment. Anyone can be a victim of sexual harassment or other sexual misconduct, including women, men, and children. Perpetrators of sexual assault may be anyone: a stranger, a recent acquaintance, or someone known for a long time. 

Students, both current and prospective, may report incidents of sexual misconduct, including rape or other forms of sexual assault, to any employee. Only Counseling Center staff members may keep such reports confidential; all other employees—faculty as well as staff—are mandatory reporters to one of the University’s responsible employees. CBU encourages students to report incidents to the Dean of Students Office at (901) 321-3536 or to Dr. Timothy Doyle, the Title IX Coordinator/Associate Vice President for Student Development and Campus Life at (901) 321-3548. Both offices are located in the Rozier Student Life Suite if someone wishes to make a report in person or ask questions. To report a possible violation of this policy when the alleged perpetrator is a faculty or staff member, contact the Director of Human Resources at (901) 321-3474 or the Title IX Coordinator.

All faculty or staff, both current and prospective, should report any incident of sexual assault or sexual misconduct to the Director of Human Resources at (901) 321-3474 or the Title IX Coordinator. If faculty or staff receive a report of sexual misconduct, they should immediately share that information as a mandatory reporter with one of the University’s responsible employees, including the Director of Human Resources or the Title IX Coordinator/Associate Vice President for Student Development and Campus Life.

The full Sexual Misconduct Policy is available here:


Historical Sketch

Christian Brothers College was founded November 19, 1871, by members of the Institute of the Brothers of Christian Schools, a Roman Catholic religious teaching congregation. The Brothers came to Memphis at the request of the people and clergy of the city, a move which culminated more than a decade of efforts to persuade the Brothers to open a college in Memphis. Brother Maurelian was appointed the first President.

Brother Maurelian’s two terms as President totaled 33 years. During his presidency, the Brothers purchased the 612 Adams Street building which was to house the college until 1940 when the college moved to its present location at Central Avenue and East Parkway South. The college functioned as a combined elementary school, high school, and college, granting high school diplomas as well as Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from 1871 to 1915, when the college division was suspended. Elementary classes were dropped in 1922, and the institution operated as a high school only until 1940. Reopened at that time as a Junior College, the college began granting Associate of Arts Degrees in 1942.

In 1953, the decision was made to expand the Junior College into a four-year institution to more adequately serve the needs of the community. The four-year curriculum began with degrees in Business Administration and Electrical Engineering, with the first graduates in recent times receiving their degrees in 1955.

The curriculum was soon expanded to meet the needs for new programs in the fields of Mechanical Engineering and Chemistry. Through the ensuing years the following degree programs were added: Biology, Civil Engineering, Mathematics, English, English for Corporate Communications, Creative Writing, Visual Art, Physics, Chemical Engineering, History, Psychology, Natural Science, Engineering Physics, Computer Science, Religion & Philosophy, Political Science, Politics & Law, Engineering Management, Engineering Technology, and Construction Management. Teacher Preparation Programs in Secondary Education were added in 1969. Christian Brothers College became coeducational in 1970. Currently, women make up approximately fifty-five percent of the student body. An accelerated Evening Program offering a degree in Business Administration was added in 1978 to meet the needs of the adult student, and the Applied Psychology degree was added in 1999. Officially, Christian Brothers College became Christian Brothers University in June of 1990.

Programs at the graduate level were reinstituted in 1987 with the Masters program in Telecommunication and Information Systems. The Master of Business Administration and the Master of Engineering Management were added in 1989. The Master of Education was added in 1997, and in 2001 a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership were added. The Master of Science in Engineering Management was added in 2005. In 2011, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing was added, and in 2012, a Master of Physician Assistant Studies was added. The university initiated a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems degree program in 2017. The Master of Science in Data Science degree was added in 2021. The Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling launched in 2023.

Accreditation and Recognition

Christian Brothers University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, and the master’s degree. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Christian Brothers University. Normal inquiries about Christian Brothers University, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Christian Brothers University and not to the Commission’s office.

Christian Brothers University is a member of the National Catholic Educational Association and the Tennessee Association of Colleges. Current programs are approved for training using veteran benefits. Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (111 Market Place, Suite 1050; Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; telephone number 410-347-7700). The University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and approved by the State Department of Education of Tennessee as a Teacher Training Institution. Christian Brothers University is in full compliance with Title II Teacher Education Report Card reporting mandates. Information on the University’s performance levels may be obtained through the Department of Education.

The CBU Nursing Program is fully accredited by the TN Board of Nursing.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Christian Brothers University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), 12000 Findley Road, Suite 150, Johns Creek, GA 30079 accredits Physician Assistant programs in the United States.

ACCREDITATION STATUS:  ARC-PA has accepted the voluntary withdrawal of the Christian Brothers PA Program from the ARC-PA accreditation process. Effective August 31, 2025, ARC­PA shall withdraw accreditation from the Christian Brothers PA Program. Subject to fulfillment of various obligations, the Christian Brothers PA Program will remain accredited on probation through August 31, 2025. The Christian Brothers PA Program will not accept any new students for enrollment. Specific questions regarding the Christian Brothers PA Program and its plans should be directed to the Program Director.

At its 2021 March meeting, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) placed the Christian Brothers University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Christian Brothers University on Accreditation Probation status until its next review in 2023 March.

Probation accreditation is a temporary accreditation status initially of not less than two years. However, that period may be extended by the ARC-PA for up to an additional two years if the ARC-PA finds that the program is making substantial progress toward meeting all applicable standards but requires additional time to come into full compliance. Probation accreditation status is granted, at the sole discretion of the ARC-PA, when a program holding an accreditation status of Accreditation – Provisional or Accreditation – Continued does not, in the judgment of the ARC-PA, meet the Standards or when the capability of the program to provide an acceptable educational experience for its students is threatened.

Once placed on probation, a program that fails to comply with accreditation requirements in a timely manner, as specified by the ARC-PA, may be scheduled for a focused site visit and is subject to having its accreditation withdrawn.

Specific questions regarding the Program and its plans should be directed to the Program Director and/or the appropriate institutional official(s).

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at http://www.arc-

The Bachelor of Science program in Chemistry is approved and fully accredited by the American Chemical Society. Graduates of the program will be certified by the American Chemical Society for completion of a program approved by the American Chemical Society.

Consumer Information

One of the policies of the Administration at Christian Brothers University is to provide facilities that will increase the success of each student. Opportunities for individual instruction are available at the University through appointments made with instructors. As a consequence, one who chooses to seek individual aid can easily secure the help needed.

To comply with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), Christian Brothers University allows students full access to their own records with 48 hours written notice and requires written consent by students before their records are transmitted to third parties except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. Opportunity is afforded the student for correction of inaccurate, misleading, or inappropriate data. A complete statement on the confidentiality of records may be found in The Compass (the student handbook). Information regarding the following is available in the Office of the Registrar during normal business hours:

  1. Annual Security Reports,
  2. Athletic Participation Rates and Financial Support,
  3. Athletic Graduation Rates,
  4. Drug-Free Workplace.

Photography Statement

The University reserves the right to photograph (including film and videotape) students, faculty, staff and visitors on campus. Such photography is limited to non-commercial purposes representing CBU. Expected uses of photography can include, but are not limited to, newspaper and television coverage, and officially recognized university published materials such as brochures, slide shows, videotapes, displays, and websites.

Campus Police and Safety

Christian Brothers University strives to provide a secure environment for its students. The Department of Campus Police & Safety patrols the campus, provides assistance when requested, and coordinates any need for emergency assistance such as ambulance, police, and fire departments. The officers can be reached at (901) 321-3550.

Crime statistics for the campus and the surrounding area are available in the Campus Police & Safety Office and on the University’s Website under Campus Police & Safety, as are tips on crime prevention.

Library Services

Plough Memorial Library is a three-story building centrally located on campus. Contemporary and historical print, multimedia, and electronic resources are provided to support all academic programs. The library’s online resources are available remotely to students, faculty, and staff. The library staff helps with research needs and provides information literacy instruction. Plough Library also offers reciprocal borrowing privileges in cooperation with many Memphis-area libraries, including the University of Memphis, Rhodes College, and LeMoyne-Owen College. Books and journals held at libraries outside of Memphis may be accessed via interlibrary loan service. For more information, see

Student Grievance Policy and Procedure

The University has a grievance policy and procedure for any student who may have a complaint with any aspect of the University. Details are to be found in the online student handbook, The Compass, under Section 8, Student Code of Conduct. Any complaint, whether formal or informal, should be filed with the Dean of Students or whomever is acting in the Dean's stead in the Student Development & Campus Life Office located in the Rozier Center. The staff member will address the student’s complaint and will be responsible for contacting the appropriate administrators on campus to resolve the issue. A file containing complaints will be kept in the Student Development & Campus Life office. If the complaint includes the Dean of Students or the Dean of Students is unavailable, the response will come from another officer in Student Development & Campus Life.

For more information about these policies and others, as well as procedures on how to deal with harassment and discrimination, please refer to The Compass at under Student Resources/Student Affairs.

Grade Appeals

The University has a policy and procedure for a student who wishes to appeal a grade for a course. Details are to be found in The Compass, Section 5, Academic Policies, Learning Communities & Support Services, on the myCBU intranet under Student Resources > Student Affairs.

Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services (ITS) is located in the Rosanne Beringer Center for Computer Studies (St. Joseph Hall). The CBU computing environment consists of a mixture of Windows and Linux/Unix servers and Windows computers for clients. ITS supports ten general purpose computer labs and four academic specific computer labs, in addition to providing Internet, email service with antivirus protection, wireless networking, telephone service, cable TV, residence hall network access, and a help desk for the campus community. Computer guidelines, policies, and additional general information may be viewed at

Center for Digital Instruction

The CBU Center for Digital Instruction team is charged with building the infrastructure and processes necessary to create, implement and evolve a technologically facilitated pedagogy. CDI is dedicated to improving educational quality and learning outcomes across all academic programs, collaborating with faculty to bring new digital learning practices to teaching environments both online and in the classroom, increasing CBU’s capacity to offer personalized and customized educational experiences, and launching CBU’s fully online degree programs. CDI's mission to develop fully-online degrees at CBU is powered by the desire to reach beyond the current physical boundaries of our campus and provide a preeminent education to a broader student population. Courses and subsequent degrees will be high-quality, interactive and engaging, and rewarding to both student and faculty.

Policy for Students with Disabilities

It is the policy of Christian Brothers University to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 in providing reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities.

A qualified student with disabilities is defined as a person who meets the academic and non-academic admission criteria essential to participate in the program in question and who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the program or course requirements. Students who meet these conditions should contact the Director of Academic Support within the Office of Accessibility Services. By phone, please call (901) 321-3411 for the Director of Academic Support or the Office of Student Success at (901) 321-3758.

Student Development & Campus Life

Christian Brothers University, through its Division of Student Development & Campus Life, provides a comprehensive series of co-curricular programs and activities that promote the personal growth and development of each student. These are designed to complement the curricular education of a student and, as such, are an essential part of a student’s education at Christian Brothers University.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center offers therapy and related services to all students enrolled at Christian Brothers University. Confidential professional services include personal counseling, crisis response/coordination, personal development programming, consultation, assessment and referrals. Relevant reading, referral, and reference materials are available in the Counseling Center. In-person and virtual sessions are available to students as available and may be ongoing or limited duration depending on need and Center capacity.

Further information about the Counseling Center can be found at the University’s website at

Career Services

Career Services provides comprehensive services to assist students throughout the career development process. Services are provided free of charge to all undergraduates, graduate students and alumni of the University. Career Services coordinates an array of programs and services, such as Career Assessments, Career Counseling, Career Seminars/Panels, and Internship & Job Listings. Students also have the opportunity to connect with employers and graduate school recruiters via the Career & Internship Expo, Graduate School Expo, On-Campus Recruiting, Externship Program, and Academic Internship Program. Career Services conducts programs that target the career needs of each class year, from first years to seniors. Additionally, Career Services maintains current listings of local and national career opportunities through the Handshake online database. Further information about Career Services can be found at the University’s Website ( and in the weekly Career Services e-newsletter.


Through the CBU Academic Internship Program, students have access to internship opportunities across the Memphis area.  Theories and formulas learned in the classroom will take on new meaning as they are applied in business, government, education and nonprofit environments.  The Academic Internship Program allows for consistency across campus in: the student application process; employer communication; and data collection.

Academic Internship Guidelines

  • The internship must be related to one or more of the academic departments at CBU.
  • The intern’s work must be project-oriented.  No more than 25% of the work should involve clerical responsibilities (such as faxing, copying, answering phones, cold calling, and filing). The intern must report to a professional staff member.
  • The experience should have a defined beginning, middle, and end, and a developed job description with defined learning objectives/goals related to the student’s professional growth and academic coursework.
  • For healthcare internships, students intern (shadow) approximately 5 hours per week to receive 1 to 2 credit hours. All other internships require 8 to 10 hours per week (up to 20 hours per week for Engineering majors) for 3 credit hours.
  • Academic credit can only be granted during the term in which the internship is completed. Internships can occur during the Fall, Spring and Summer terms.
  • The internship does not require pay in that the student will receive academic credit.  However, the student may receive compensation if the employer elects to pay the intern.  A list of pre-approved nonpaid internship offerings is available for all students.  For paid internships, students may utilize Handshake to search and apply for open positions as they are made available by employers.


Internships/Curricular Practical Training for international students. These regulations apply to both undergraduate and graduate students. They do not apply to on-campus internships.

Per USCIS regulations, students holding F1 visas must be authorized for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) before beginning any off-campus internship, whether paid or unpaid. Students must meet the following requirements to apply for CPT:

  1. Have completed one full academic year.
  2. Have secured an internship directly related to their course of study
  3. Have been granted permission to receive course credit for their internship.

Students should contact PDSO Ashley Worthington at or (901) 321-3246 to apply for CPT.

(USCIS regulation:

Health and Prevention Resources

Health and Prevention Resources provides individual health services, immunization recordkeeping, and community health information to all students attending Christian Brothers University. Nursing staff, including at times nurse practitioners, are on-duty during the week and are available for scheduled and walk-in consultation. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.--3 p.m. generally; telephone, video, and consultation as well as adjusted hours are available under certain conditions. For further information regarding specific services, please contact the Health Resources Office. For more information, please visit:

Dean of Students

The Dean of Students is the University’s chief judicial affairs officer. The office is also designated to investigate Title IX-related complaints with student respondents as well as to process formal written grievances filed by students. The office is located in the Rozier Center, and the phone number is (901) 321-3536. The Dean of Students also oversees the University's policies which govern the use of alcohol on campus and at University sponsored functions. These policies also prohibit the use of controlled substances. Policies regarding the use of alcohol and controlled substances are contained in the student handbook, The Compass.

Multicultural Student Experience

Consistent with its Lasallian core value of "Inclusive Community," CBU supports a variety of activities and services that promote diversity, equity and inclusion.  It is central to the University's mission as an educational institution to ensure that each member of our community has full opportunity to thrive in our community, for we believe that diversity is key to individual flourishing, educational excellence and the advancement of knowledge. 

Study Abroad Programs

This office develops, promotes, and supports study abroad programs and student exchange partnerships, particularly within the Lasallian international network. CBU supports a variety of study abroad experiences including short-term study trips, international service experiences, and full semester academic programs. Additionally, this office houses a Designated School Official (DSO) for the Department of Homeland Security’s Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).


Student Activities

Christian Brothers University provides broad co-curricular activity programs. A wide range of organizations, events, and other activities exist for the benefit and fulfillment of students. These include various social, cultural, and developmental events.

The Thomas Center contains facilities for student exercise, student food service, and student community. Other recreational facilities include an outdoor basketball court, a volleyball court, a swimming pool, and a fire pit. The Office of Student Life is located in the Rozier Center, adjacent to the Rozier Residence Hall.

Student Life staff plan events in conjunction with the Student Activities Council, which serves as a voice for the student body. The Student Activities Council, along with the Director of Student Activities, plans, coordinates, and implements a variety of activities for the students, which it publicizes on campus bulletin boards, in various campus publications, through social media outlets, and through special events posters on campus.

Some of the more than 40 clubs and organizations in which a student may participate include the Student Government Association, social and service fraternities and sororities, professional groups, men’s and women’s organizations, and support groups. There are also clubs whose purpose is to assist the student in his or her major field of study. Opportunities are present for student participation in University theatre, art, music, and publications. Following is a listing of some of the various student clubs, groups, and organizations that are active each year on campus:

Alpha Chi Honor SocietyFellowship of Christian AthletesPsi Chi (Psychology Honor Society)
Alpha Kappa AlphaFood Recovery NetworkPsychology Club
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.Gay-Straight AllianceRotaract CBU
Alpha Xi DeltaHOLA CBUSigma Alpha Epsilon
American Chemical SocietyHonors ProgramSigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
American Institute of Chemical EngineersInstitute of Electrical & Electronic EngineersSigma Tau Delta
American Society of Civil EngineersInstitute of Electrical EngineersSociety of Women Engineers
American Society of Mechanical EngineersIntercultural Club (ICC)STARS (Students Tackling Autism-Related
Beta Beta Beta (Biology Honor Society)Kappa Alpha PsiSyndromes)
Black Student AssociationKappa Delta PiStudent TN Education Association (STEA)
Buccaneer E-Sports Team (B.E.S.T.)Kappa SigmaStudent Athlete Advisory Committee
Catholic Student AssociationMathematical Association of AmericaStudent Sustainability Coalition
CBU CheerMock Trial TeamStudents With Artistic Talents (SWAT)
CBU Dance - Ruby BuccaneersMuslim Student AssociationT.L.C. - Weekly Bible Study
Chess ClubNAACP, CBU ChapterTau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society)
Creative Writing ClubNational Society of Black EngineersTau Kappa Epsilon
Debate ClubPhi Alpha Delta (Pre-Law Fraternity)Theta Tau (Engineering Honor Society)
Delta Sigma Pi (Business Society)Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society)Young Ladies United
Divine Voices Gospel ChoirPhi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.Zeta Phi Beta
Drama ClubPhysician Assistants Student Society (PASS)Zeta Tau Alpha
English ClubPi Kappa Phi
ENVISIONPre-Law Society

Christian Brothers University believes these activities allow students to grow spiritually, socially, and physically as well as promoting active citizenship.

Campus Ministry

The Office of Campus Ministry at Christian Brothers University fosters the integration of faith and education. It does this by assisting the entire campus community in the formation of human and religious values and by supporting dialogue, harmony, and interpersonal relationships among students, faculty, and staff.

Although the University is a Catholic institution, Campus Ministry provides an important focus for nurturing an understanding of the ecumenical dimension of its Catholic identity. In addition to Sunday liturgies, provision is made throughout the year for special worship services, welcoming people of all faiths and religious traditions.

Personal and communal growth is encouraged through a variety of prayer experiences, retreats, and pastoral counseling to assist students especially in the development of their respective gifts for the pursuit of peace and social justice within a multi-religious and multi-cultural world.

Residence Life

UNIVERSITY RESIDENCE POLICY: All First-Year Students and Sophomores are required to live on campus, unless they are released from this expectation. All incoming first-year student exemptions should be addressed to the Office of Admissions; any current student requests should be addressed to the Associate Vice President for Student Life.

Campus living at Christian Brothers University is an important aspect of a student’s experience. It affords the opportunity for growth and development outside the classroom environment. It is the expressed purpose of Christian Brothers University to provide an atmosphere in which each resident may realize his/her potential-- intellectually, socially, and culturally.

Agreements for residence hall living may be obtained online by visiting Agreements will be considered complete only with the proper down payment on file with the Director of Residence Life and the Business Office. During the summer, requests for an assignment to a particular room or with a particular roommate will be honored whenever possible. Housing agreements filed by returning students during their published registration times will be given priority over new residents. Housing assignments are prioritized by class rank, years of residency, and date of completed agreement; however, designated spaces are reserved for first-year students and transfers at the beginning of the assignment process. Housing assignments are made without regard to race, creed, color, or national origin. Agreements with the appropriate deposit should be submitted to the Director of Residence Life by May 1.

The Director of Residence Life makes every effort to assign each resident to his/her preference in the residence halls; however, if a resident is currently being billed for a double room assignment and does not have a roommate, consolidation may begin. The Residence Life Office may offer the option for single rooms wherever possible. If the resident wishes to remain in double occupancy, then the resident may be required to move to another double room assignment. Consolidation may begin during the third week of classes in a semester.

The residence halls are operated primarily for use by CBU full-time students. Fall assignments are for the full academic year (both fall and spring semesters). The academic year begins on the first day of the Day Program Orientation and ends 24 hours after the resident’s last exam during the spring semester. The agreement does not include housing for fall, Christmas, and spring breaks. All residence halls will be locked during fall, Christmas and spring breaks. Special living arrangements during these periods are possible and may require additional fees. Please contact the Director of Residence Life for availability and pricing.

Each resident is under the supervision of the Director of Residence Life, Assistant Director of Residence Life, and Resident Assistants. The residence hall staffs’ duties include hall management, policy enforcement, personal mentoring, and programming. For additional information about Residence Life, go to the Website at http:// Students residing off campus must keep a current local address on file with the Office of the Registrar.


Christian Brothers University has a long history of athletic competition and is a member of NCAA Division II and the Gulf South Conference. The University sponsors seven sports for men and eight sports for women. Men’s sports are baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis and track and field. Sports for women are basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field and volleyball. Information regarding CBU’s Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act reporting is available at

Education using Veteran Benefits (GI Bill ®)

GI Bill ® is a registered trademark of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Christian Brothers University is approved by the Tennessee Higher Education Council to offer both undergraduate and graduate level courses to students utilizing the GI Bill ®. In partnership with the Veterans Administration, Christian Brothers University participates in the Yellow Ribbon program for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Attendance is certified after the Add/Drop period. Veterans and students using transferred benefits (ToE) who wish to attend Christian Brothers University should contact the Director of Veteran Services at (901) 321-3880 for more information.

All students utilizing VA Benefits are required to submit a DD214, military transcript, VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) as applicable. Also, all students using these benefits must notify the Director of Veteran Services every semester that they are enrolled. No VA certifications can be performed without this notification.

All students utilizing VA Benefits are required to electronically verify their attendance with the VA each month.

Veterans and dependents using benefits are given priority enrollment on the earliest undergraduate registration date.

Any covered individual will be able to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 (a “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website – eBenefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

1. The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.

2. 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

Christian Brothers University will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.

Policy on Children on Campus

CBU recognizes that non-students under 18 years of age often accompany adults during visits to campus. To ensure the safety and security of children and to safeguard the educational and work environment of the University, no employee, student, or visitor may leave a child unattended. This policy includes all CBU facilities, grounds, and vehicles located in the CBU parking lots. Children are not permitted in classrooms except in emergency situations with permission of a faculty member.

Campus Facilities

(see campus map)

  • Assisi Hall Science Learning Center: Includes offices, laboratories, and classrooms for Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, Physician Assistant Studies and Physics
  • Avery Apartments: Designated residence hall for graduate students only.
  • Barry Hall: Closed for the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • Battersby Hall: Physical Plant storage.
  • Buckman Hall: The first floor (lower level) houses the Admissions Office, Student Financial Aid, Global College offices, classrooms, and Spain Auditorium. The second floor includes the Office of the Vice President for Academics, the Montesi Executive Center, Career Services, classrooms, and information technology laboratories. The third floor houses the administrative offices of the School of Business, Graduate Business Programs, International Initiatives, and the Nursing Program, as well as the School of Business faculty offices, classrooms, and the Barret School of Banking. The Executive Office of the President is also on the third floor. (temporary until 2024).
  • Capstone Apartments: Residence hall apartments for men and women (three buildings, including O’Hara Hall, Pender and 170).
  • University Theater: Provides facilities for assemblies, lectures, plays, movies, etc.
  • Cooper-Wilson Center for Life Sciences: Laboratories for Biology, Chemistry, and Computer Science with classrooms, Math Center, Science faculty offices, and science student group rooms.
  • De La Salle Hall & Canale Arena: Provides arena and practice space for intercollegiate basketball and volleyball, with seating capacity of 1,000, along with training and fitness facilities. Also includes offices for the Athletic Department, the Canale Cafe, and a conference room.
  • Health Science Building:  Houses the Nursing and Physician Assistant Programs and Health Resources.
  • Lambert Hall: Campus residence of the Christian Brothers who are members of the faculty and staff at CBU and at Christian Brothers High School.
  • Living Learning Center: Known as the LLC, this residence hall for men and women provides opportunities for a living-learning environment in a variety of disciplines – complete with a full size lounge and classroom.
  • Maurelian Hall: Residence hall for men and women. Also houses: Center for Community Engagement; Mission and Identity; Registrar (temporary until 2024).
  • Nolan Engineering Center: Houses the offices of the faculty of the undergraduate and master’s programs of the School of Engineering, plus the engineering computation facility and classrooms.
  • Plough Memorial Library: Located in the center of campus, the library provides reference service and access to print, multimedia, and online resources. There are study areas and comfortable seating throughout the building in addition to the InfoLab, the Curriculum Library, and the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery.
  • Rosa Deal School of Arts: The first floor houses studios and faculty offices for Visual & Performing Arts, the Writing & Communications Corner, Language Lab, and a multipurpose meeting/presentation room. The second floor houses the administrative offices of the School of Arts, faculty offices and classroom/lab facilities for Behavioral Sciences, the Malham Theatre, classrooms, and gathering spaces. The third floor houses the Department of Education, the Honors Program, the Phillips Lounge, and classrooms.
  • Rozier Hall: Residence hall for men and women. Rozier also houses the Student Life Offices including the Associate Vice President, the Dean of Students, Counseling Services, the Office of Student Activities, the Office of Recreation, the Office of Residence Life and the Student Government Association.
  • St. Benilde Hall: Includes laboratory and shop facilities for the School of Engineering as well as the CBU ISTA Certified Packaging Lab.
  • St. Joseph Hall: Houses the Rosanne Beringer Center for Computer Studies (ITS offices and student computer labs) plus Printing & Mail Services and offices for Campus Police & Safety, and Communications & Marketing. The Business Office is also located here (temporary until 2024).
  • Stritch Hall: Provides limited student housing (for men and women) during the Fall and Spring semesters. Also houses the O’Donnell Archives and includes De La Salle Chapel, a separate structure for religious services.
  • Thomas Center: Houses Campus Ministry, Interfaith Prayer & Meditation Room, and the Student Success Center. Also includes the Alfonso Dining Hall, Sabbatini Lounge, recreational facilities, Buccaneer Snack Bar, Bookstore, the Swashbuckler student lounge, and Human Resources. Provides facilities for assemblies, lectures, plays, movies, etc. The office of the Senior Administrative Vice President is also located here (temporary until 2024).

Registration Statistics 2022-2023

First-Year Students 209 Adult Professional Studies 35
Sophomores 259 Other Adult Programs 1
Juniors 217 Graduate Programs 682
Seniors 328

Total Day Program 1,013 TOTAL STUDENTS 1,730