The Blue & White Way

The origins of Western Civilization reside in Athens and Jerusalem. In both the philosophical tradition arising from the former and the theological tradition arising from the latter, education is of utmost importance.

Drawing on each of these traditions, the American founders held education to be at once vital to maintaining freedom and necessary to human happiness, which is built on virtue. The Hillsdale College Mission Statement, Honor Code and Student Pledge reflect these old truths, and demonstrate the abiding respect with which they are held here.