Each year, AMU students organize a trip to attend the Love and Fidelity Network’s annual conference at Princeton University. This year, over the weekend of October 28-29th, ten AMU students had the opportunity to attend the ninth national conference, Sexuality, Integrity, and the University. Over the conference weekend, these students heard from speakers such as Anthony Esolen, Erika Bachiochi, Joseph Price, Donna Freitas, and Robbie George, on topics ranging from creating a culture of consent on college campuses to rethinking transgenderism.
[Above, eight members of the AMU Anscombe Society traveled to the conference, from left to right: Andrew Hicks, Adrienne Conley, Madeleine Conley, Johanna Duncan, Sarah Kozak, Jovannah Aguilar, Veronica Macias, and Juan Bautista.]
Eight of the AMU students in attendance traveled to the conference as members of the Ave Maria Anscombe Society, a student organization devoted to promoting a culture of sexual integrity on campus. “We attend Sexuality, Integrity, and the University every year,” AMU senior Andrew Hicks says, “because it provides an opportunity to educate…about how to argue for a culture of integrity against the prevailing ‘hook-up’ culture we encounter in our everyday lives. This conference allows students to see in a deeper way why marriage is so important and why it must be defended.” Hicks is double-majoring in Mathematics and Economics.
Madeleine Conley, a senior Accounting major, says that it was an “honor” to represent AMU at the Love and Fidelity Network conference in October. “Understanding sexuality and integrity is critical in being a voice of reason and light of truth in the world,” she goes on. “Our strong presence at the conference was impressive to speakers and attendees, and conveyed our University’s support of family, marriage, and sexual integrity to the international community.”