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-based ministry situated at Hampden-Sydney College and Longwood University in Farmville, VA, and an affiliate of the Consortium of Christian Study Centers. We strive to understand and to deepen the connections between academic study, Christian faith, and human flourishing, all in the context of the modern 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 Steinback, just war theory, and issues in present-day 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.