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Colleges of Character

Berea College

Berea CollegeBerea College was founded by abolitionists and reformers and continues today an educational institution still firmly rooted in religious tradition and belief. The Berea experience stresses a vision of a world shaped by Christian values such as the power of love over hate, human dignity and equality and peace with justice.





Brown University

Brown UniversityBrown’s Charter of 1764 defined the college as a place that prepared students for lives of “usefulness and reputation,” and leaders at Brown believe that the values initiative will promote and enhance the ability of students to discern what is necessary for a good life.




Catholic University of America

Catholic University of America The Catholic University of America has been chosen as a College of Character for its outstanding programs and services concerning the character development of its students.





Haverford College

Haverford CollegeHaverford College is a coeducational, undergraduate, liberal arts college, founded by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Although no longer church-affiliated, traditional Quaker values of individual dignity, academic strength, and tolerance for others remains part of the campus ethos.




Lipscomb University

Lipscomb UniveristyLipscomb University is small, private university affiliated with the Church of Christ. Over 2,500 students are enrolled at the university and choose from among more than 100 major areas of study. The university, founded with Christian teaching as its core, is dedicated to producing citizens who model high standards of character through an emphasis on daily Biblical instruction and community awareness and service.



Mount Holyoke

Mount HolyokeMount Holyoke is the nation’s oldest continuing institution of higher education for women. Mount Holyoke provides a liberal arts education to approximately 2000 women each year. We recognize the college as a College of Character for its sustained efforts in developing a campus community based on ethical principles of personal and civic responsibility.




Roanoke College

Roanoke CollegeRoanoke College is a traditional, coeducational, liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Founded in 1842, the college serves over 1,700 students. Roanoke College was selected as a College of Character because of its comprehensive effort to facilitate values development among its students.



Saint Olaf College

Saint Olaf CollegeSt.Olaf College is a four-year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. St.Olaf strives to be an inclusive community, respecting those of differing backgrounds and beliefs. Through its curriculum, campus life, and off -campus programs, it stimulates students’ critical thinking and heightens their moral sensitivity.




Southwest Missouri University

South West Missouri State

Southwest Missouri State University is a public university that serves over 17,000 students. SMSU was selected as a College of Character because of its mission to promote involvement in public affairs and civic responsibility among its students, faculty, and staff.




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