Pursuing Truth - Defending Liberty since 1844
(Added to this website on 6/25/11.)
Main MenuSince the "Progressives" (communists) have taken over most of your colleges and universities, it is a pleasure to discover one that is dedicated to keeping our country free. The military academies are still producing patriots, and so is Hillsdale College. For those who want valid history and constitutional government without attending a military academy, Hillsdale is an excellent choice.
Hillsdale College was founded as Michigan Central College in Spring Arbor, Michigan, and began classes in December 1844. It moved to Hillsdale and assumed its current name in 1853. Its original financial support was secured by Ransom Dunn, a preacher and professor of moral theology who raised thousands of small donations by riding 6,000 miles on horseback through the Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota frontiers.
Hillsdale was one of only 119 colleges awarding four-year liberal arts degrees in 1850. It was one of the first to prohibit in its charter all discrimination based on race, religion, or sex. Those who founded it shared a deep devotion to the principles of America as set forth in the Declaration of Independence and embodied in the Constitution. In the past, the proportion of its young men that have served in uniform has been well above that of other colleges with the exception of the military academies.
Imprimis is the college's national speech digest, founded in 1972. Speakers who have been published in Imprimis include Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Benjamin Netanyahu, Clarence Thomas, Dave Thomas, Steve Forbes, Milton Friedman, James Buchanan, David McCullough, Victor Davis Hanson, Brit Hume, George Will, and Charlton Heston. Hillsdale has never taken grants from the government and still refuses to do so. It publishes Imprimis free of charge.
Hillsdale is located in the central southern part of lower Michigan, roughly 15 miles north of the Indiana/Ohio border (as the crow flies), more over Ohio than Indiana. When I was in high school, I ran invitational cross country races (the Hill & Dale Meet) at Hillsdale. The campus is truly beautiful.
Hillsdale's address is: 33 East College Street, Hillsdale, MI 49242.
Phone: (517) 437 - 7341 .
Majors offered: Accounting, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Computational Mathematics, Economics, Education (elementary and secondary), English, Financial Management, French, German, History, Marketing Management, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Spanish, Speech, and Theater.
Hillsdale also has pre-professional programs, athletics, varsity sports for both men and women, fraternities, and sororities.
Popular student activities are: Academic Honorary Societies, College/Community Orchestra, Concert Choir, Debate Club, Hillsdale Christian Fellowship, Intramural Sports, Student Federation, The Collegian (newspaper), Tower Players (theater), and Young Life.
To see their honor code: www.hillsdale.edu/about/honorcode.asp.
Recently Hillsdale has opened the Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, DC. Its purpose is to (1) enable students to serve as interns in our government so that they can be prepared for future leadership, (2) teach America's political leaders (especially members of Congress and their staffs) about America's founding principles and the importance of the Constitution to freedom, and (3) provide online seminars and programs to citizens across the country on the Constitution and prospects for restoring our liberty.