1. Ave Maria University is the only Newman Guide college with a program in Family & Society.
2. Qualified undergraduates in Family & Society courses may apply to join the Standard Error Society, an elite team of undergraduate student researchers. Students are trained in statistical methods and assigned to a variety of projects.
3. The Family & Society program is affiliated with the Stein Center for Social Research, a non-profit, interdisciplinary research center at Ave Maria which sponsors scholarly research and discussion in the social sciences, Catholic social thought, and Christian anthropology. The activities of the Stein Center are partially funded by the Mother Teresa Project. The Center sponsors annual lectures, a conference, and many other activities to enrich the academic environment at Ave Maria.