About the Benedictine Identity Task Force
The Benedictine Identity Task Force was formed in 2011 to reinvigorate the University’s commitment to its Benedictine heritage. Chaired by Father Kilian Malvey, O.S.B., and composed of representatives from the staff, faculty and administration, the task force meets monthly during the academic year to develop initiatives, make recommendations and support programming that upholds and furthers our Benedictine values.
In 2011-12, the task force was instrumental in the introduction of the Benedictine Scholars program and the selection of the first cohort of Benedictine Scholars.
In many ways, the Benedictine Identity Task Force honors the spirit of the Catholic Benedictine Leadership Team, which preceded the task force. This team supported many projects, including the development of an online tour of sacred spaces on campus and the publication of
One Rule, Many Men, the work of two classes of students who took English Professor Olivia Archibald’s professional and academic writing course in 2006 and 2009. The students were each assigned to interview a monk and to write an essay about him.