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Living Norbertine

What does the formation of the Norbertine order in 12th-century France have to do with your life, here and now? It’s a question worth asking …

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Winning Move for Economist Priest

The Rev. Onwu Akpa lists neuroeconomics as his favorite class to teach, but he’s been longing to introduce a new course, too. “I will be teaching Issues in African Development. I already have 14 students signed up,” says the Norbertine.

What is Norbertine?

We strive to uphold a few simple values: communio, action & contemplation, and faithful and local. Learn more about what it means to be Norbertine.

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Global Seminar Discovers Lost History

When a group of students toured the lost Norbertine abbeys of the United Kingdom, Gail Cornelius (Study Abroad) had her camera at the ready.

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Nobel Laureate Delivers Message of Peace and Power

Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011, told her Walter Theatre audience that those who mentor young people need to help them channel their righteous anger into a space where it can be used for the greater good of humanity.

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Mission-Focused Trustee Gift Fosters Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

A $300,000 gift from Karen McDiarmid ’75 will power a new mission-aligned endowment focused on faculty development for a diverse campus.

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Alum in NFL Now Mentoring SNC Student

One of the many benefits of an SNC education is that our alums learn to love to give back. And they do it not just financially, but by serving as mentors for current students. They mentor in many fields, now including professional sports.

Catholic, Norbertine, Liberal Arts

Our three core traditions guide our common life at St. Norbert.

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Awake, My Soul!

The Norbertine order dates its origins to Chrismas 1121, when the first followers of Norbert of Xanten professed their solemn vows.

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Gifting a Global Perspective

A gift inspired by a life-changing experience is enabling the college to join a select national initiative that's transforming global education.

docere verbo et exemplo

It is Latin for; to teach by word & example, and it’s our motto at St. Norbert College.

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Grant Fuels SNC Efforts to Counter Violence Against Women

A $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice is powering an initiative to unite college and regional resources in preventing gender-based violence.

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The Earth Gives Up Its Secrets

News of a moving ceremony that lifted our eyes from the earth beneath our feet to the skies above.

Norbertine in De Pere

The first Norbertine community in the United States, now St. Norbert Abbey, was founded here. And our campus church, Old St. Joe’s, was the first college parish in the United States. Learn more about Norbertine history in the area.

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SNC Among Best Small Colleges for Students on Autism Spectrum

The ranking reflects support provided to St. Norbert students through a robust program endowed by an alum and her husband.

Center for Norbertine Studies

Explore the origins of our founding order, along with poems, letters, books and other early Norbertine documents.

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Will This Be on the Final?

It’s the little rituals as much as the syllabus that create community in the classroom – and SNC professors embrace them!

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Illuminating the Word

Images from a service of blessing at St. Norbert Abbey reveal the rich experience that The Saint John’s Bible opens to all who explore its pages. View the gallery.

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Hark the Glad Sound!

Pass by St. Norbert Abbey at the right time and you will hear the sweet peal of bells descending from the tower, filling the air with a prayerful reminder of the abbey’s presence.

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All Creatures Great and Small

At St. Norbert, we love our profs – and we love their best friends, too! Meet their furry friends.

Worldwide Community

Norbertine abbeys, priories and convents are currently established and active in 23 countries:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.

Norbert of Xanten

Born in Germany in 1080, Norbert was the founder of the Order of Premonstratensians, more commonly known as the Norbertines. Priest, bishop and later, saint, Norbert was known as a peacemaker, servant and reconciler. Learn more about our founding saint.

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Being Norbertine

We share a 900-year-long heritage infused with zeal, commitment, devout service and a loving spirit. When mission and heritage take such a living form on our campus, it's not hard to say that we’re Norbertine and we’re proud of it!

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