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‘Go Roman’ At Georgia Tech Catholic Center

Between fall rush and football, where does faith fit in?

On campuses around Georgia, chaplains have to be creative and undaunted by challenges as they provide a Catholic niche for students and faculty, using whatever resources they have at their disposal.

At Georgia Tech, Father Tim Hepburn estimates there are about 3,800 Catholics in the student body of 19,000. About 500 students come to the four weekend Masses celebrated at the Catholic Center, located on the Midtown campus on Fourth Street.

One challenge right out of the gate is learning who the Catholic students are when they enter Tech, he said.

“Schools that receive state funds are subject to the Family Education Right to Privacy Act, which protects student information, including their religious affiliation,” he wrote in response to a series of questions from The Georgia Bulletin.

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