Romero House

This student residence located steps off Regis University’s Northwest Denver Campus offers undergraduates in any field of study an opportunity to experience life in an intentional community in service of others. Romero House residents spend a year committed to social justice, exploring faith and spirituality and living out Archbishop Oscar Romero’s call to immerse themselves in the world.



About the Program

The students accepted into Romero House are required to live there for a full academic year and live out the pillars of service, community, solidarity, simplicity, spirituality and justice. We expect that those who apply are willing to accept the challenges and joys of making Romero House their number one commitment outside of academics. Upon acceptance and commitment to this program students are given a scholarship to cover their housing and humble communal food stipend for the academic year.

They will:

  • Live a simple lifestyle as they strive to live in solidarity with the poor
  • Serve a minimum of eight hours a week at a local nonprofit or low-income school
  • Participate in community dinners
  • Explore issues of faith and justice through communal spirituality sessions
  • Commit time to personal and group reflection

Application Closed

The 2023 application closed on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. If you have questions contact

About Oscar Romero

Born on Aug. 15, 1917 and ordained a priest in April 1942, Oscar Romero was best known for his simple lifestyle and his solidarity with and compassion for the poor. Named Archbishop of San Salvador in February 1977, Romero’s role as a voice for the voiceless intensified amid rising social and political conflict in El Salvador. As violent killings of peaceful protesters and other atrocities committed by military and police forces ensued, Romero demanded justice, denounced the violence and — even facing death threats — he called for peaceful resolution for his splintered nation.

He was assassinated on March 24, 1980 while offering Mass in the chapel of the Hospital of Divine Providence where he lived. In May 2015, Pope Francis beatified the martyr, moving him one step closer to sainthood.