We explore the larger issues of our day
of beauty, truth, justice and duty
We promote thoughtful discussion
mutual respect and the joy of discovery
We invite the intellectually curious student
to think well about the meaning of life


Welcome to Cogito. We are a nonprofit Christian ministry serving Hampden-Sydney College and Longwood University in Farmville, VA. Our mission is to explore and deepen the connections between Christian faith, academic study, and human flourishing in today’s world. At Cogito, we love to debate everything from the stories of Genesis, the philosophy of Plato, and the theology of Augustine to the novels of John Steinbeck, just-war theory, and issues in modern biblical hermeneutics. We can’t promise we have all the answers, but we can promise a space to discuss issues of faith, life, and culture openly and honestly. If that sounds appealing, feel free to get in touch—we’d love to talk about how you can become a part of our mission.