Our Mission



Mission Statement:

“To inspire and empower students by engaging them in the study and application of Unification Principles.”



Rev. and Mrs. Moon founded the Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles (CARP) in 1973 with the intention of allowing young people a space to develop their character, heart, and skill.

Rev. and Mrs Moon in 1973 in Tarrytown, New York

“I want to raise young people with education in heart as well as an exceptional education in knowledge. I want them to be the people who love God, who love humanity and who love the nation so that they can be the owners of a new history.” Rev. Sun Myung Moon


In 2013, CARP started a dozen new CARP Life chapters on campuses and communities. Currently, the organization’s members are from a variety of religious disciplines, racial backgrounds, and regional communities.

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. We believe CARP’s weekly meetings about one of our five core themes can aid young adults in formulating authentic relationships.

Each CARP meeting focuses on one of the following themes:










Organizational Structure

The Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles (CARP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. At the national level, it is run by the President and a leadership team that is overseen by a Board of Directors. Together, they are responsible for the overall policy and direction of CARP.

The President delegates responsibility for day-to-day operations to the chapter organizations. Chapters are run by student leaders at each university or community in which CARP operates.

While CARP provides resources, support, and guidance for its chapter organizations and leaders, each chapter is independently run by students.