“To inspire and empower students to be global citizens by engaging them in the study and application of Unification Principles.”
1. We all come from the same common source, a God of love
2. We all ultimately want to experience joy
3. Each person is a valuable part of humanity
4. We have the freedom to create and manifest any possibility
5. We mature through pursuing truth, beauty and goodness
6. We can develop genuine relationships through sincere, selfless interaction
7. We contribute to society through mastery of our unique creativity
Core Values of CARP:
Integrity | Teamwork | Intention | Development | Joy
Who can get involved?
We welcome any student who wishes to utilize CARP in order to build a support community that can positively impact their local society while also gaining the practical skills necessary for personal development and a sense of spiritual fulfillment.
What does CARP do?
Weekly – “CARP LIFE MEETINGS”
Every week, our local CARP groups (“Chapters”) meet to discuss and apply one of the 5 Life Principles. One member of the group gives a brief personal story centered around one of our 5 themes, which is followed by discussion. The discussion can be about anything that was triggered while the talk was being presented. Afterwards, each person determines one action step relating to the theme, which is to be practiced between meetings.
Monthly – “SOCIALS”
We recognize the desire for students to have fun. Social events will be planned by local leaders to enjoy the relationships that are created on campuses and/or communities.
Yearly/Per Semester – “CAMPUS IMPACT EVENTS”
We believe that helping others is a great method of personal fulfillment. Campus Impact Projects are to planned and executed by each chapter. This will provide an opportunity for the student body to experience the joy of giving back!
What’s in it for me?
Lasting friendships with people who care – Weekly discussions will fuel a deeper understanding of one another.
Broadened Perspectives – Each member learns to keep an open mind and see things from new point of views, while respecting each other.
Leadership skills – Chapter leaders are given formal leadership training on top of the management experience they will gain. Members and officers also have the option to receive training if they desire.
Communication skills – A rotation of “talks” shared by each member will inevitably result in excellent communication skills for all involved parties.
What is the time commitment to be a member?
Our members typically meet once a week for 1-2 hours. Organizing the monthly socials and campus impact projects may take more time, depending on the scope and size of the event and membership.
The Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles (CARP) is a 501(c)(3) certified nonprofit organization. Our main objective is to assist students across America in personal development by building a large network of students who share ideas and perspectives around CARP’s Unification Principles and core values which can aid young adults in forming authentic relationships.