Cavs Cor Cordium

Cavs Cor Cordium

A Brauchler Learning Networks Initiative. Building connections that last a lifetime.


Cor Cordium is Latin for heart of hearts. At Walsh University we educate students’ mind, body, & spirit. The university community supports the development of our faith in caring service, creative education, and action throughout our community. Cavs Cor Cordium offers a variety of these opportunities for students in the community, supporting a stronger more holistic experience rooted in human dignity and social justice. Our goal is for students to build a peer network supporting their learning and strengthening each students’ ability to succeed in and outside the classroom.

Made possible through the generous contributions of the Brauchler family, Cavs Cor Cordium, will operate as each students’ personal learning network while attending Walsh University. Each network will extend an opportunity for students to connect and learn, advancing their ability to prepare for the ethical and moral dimensions of professional practice and good citizenship. Studies have shown that students who develop a strong sense of community are more involved in programs on and off campus and have an increased academic performance. Cavs Cor Cordium provides students the opportunity to connect with peers, creating robust engagement experiences that extend through a students’ life.


As a student YOU have the opportunity to:

  • Develop a personal network of friends
  • Increase engagement throughout your time at Walsh and beyond
  • Meet other students with similar interests, values, and goals
  • Create a group of peers to support your challenges and successes
  • Attend events and activities as a Cor group
  • Find connections that build a support network
  • Grow an understanding of one’s faith

Cor Cordium Options

As a Catholic University, Walsh educates students on their life’s purpose through the guidance and teachings of Jesus Christ. Each Cor is connected to the legacy of Walsh through the inspiration of the Brothers of Christian Instruction who served at the university, and a Patron Saint who embodied these values. Promoting the charism of the founding order of The Brothers of Christian Instruction and guided by our Catholic faith, Cor Cordium guides students through and to a more balanced life.


Courage Cor

Inspired by
Br. Thomas Farrell & 
St. Joan of Arc

This Cor strives to build a community of individuals who seek to learn how to lead with courage and face today’s challenges with bravery.


Fairness Cor

Inspired by
Br. Ernest Paquet & 
St. Gianna Beretta Molla

Students that participate in this Cor are devoted to building a community of learners that approach life by finding happiness through balance.


Creativity Cor

Inspired by
Br. Dacian Barrette & 
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

As members of this Cor, students grow together building qualities of management, prioritization, and perception of community needs.


Valor Cor

Inspired by
Br. Robert Francoeur & 
St. Catherine of Siena

As a Cor, this group values qualities that inspire others when the road ahead seems impossible.


Generosity Cor

Inspired by
Br. Henri Bernier &
St. Martha

Striving to help others and acting with a generous spirit is central for this Cor community.


Ambition Cor

Inspired by
Br. James Lacasse & 
St. Clare of Assisi

This Cor looks to find achievement and betterment for Common Good in a fulfilling and meaningful way.


Patience Cor

Inspired by
Br. Henry Vanesse &
St. Therese of Lisieux

The ability to lead with patience and persistence are virtues that guide this Cor’s work as a community.


Friendliness Cor

Inspired by
Br. Charlie St. James
St. Felicity

As a member of this Cor, students will use the power of presence and support to encourage the promotion of excellence and happiness in each other within the community.


Honesty Cor

Inspired by
Br. Roland Vigeant &
St. Kateri Tekakwitha

This Cor embodies Br. Roland Vigeant and St. Kateri, modeling for the campus community integrity in truthfulness and honesty promoting values that strengthen each individual.


Joy Cor

Inspired by
Br. Joe Power & 
St. Margaret Clitherow

 Members of this Cor community will stand dedicated to creating a joyful presence on campus.


Character Cor

Inspired by
Br. Conrad Dionne &
St. Teresa of Calcutta

This Cor is a community of students whom lead through acts of goodness.


Justice Cor

Inspired by
Br. Marcel Sylvester &
St. Katharine Drexel

Students in this community are developing their knowledge and skills to create a more just and righteous world.

How It Works

Students select a Cor Cordium community to join as they enter the university. Each Cor has an upperclassmen council that serves as Cor student leaders, organizing and communicating with all community members. There is a Cor Cordium administrative Council made up of faculty and staff advisors who offer advice, encouragement, and resources for engaging in campus life.


Each CAVS Cor Cordium community must complete the following each semester:

  • Connect weekly to support one another through community building and learning opportunities
    • Example - Meals, mass, study groups, activities, learning opportunities around Cor virtues
  • Attend one university event a month as a Cor
  • Hold one monthly all Cor Coridum meeting (Possible reservation of one CAV Time a month devoted to Cor Cordium meetings)
  • CAV Cor Cordium leaders communicate regularly with the faculty/staff leading the Cor Cordium Council
  • Participate in Cor Coridum Games
  • Participate in orientation and welcome weekend in Fall semester
  • Participate in welcome back week for Spring semester