Vision and Values

The Templeton Honors College strives to be nationally recognized as a premier liberal arts institution challenging students with an academically rigorous education in the Christian classical tradition.  Templeton emphasizes critical study and engagement with great books, great conversations, and great lives and prepares gifted students to become thoughtful leaders in their professional and personal lives. Our community of scholars aims to form whole persons whose spiritual and intellectual gifts will flourish and enrich others with meaningful lives of service and reflection.

The College’s core values support this vision:

  • Truth and Learning

We are committed to cultivating love of the truth, in the conviction that truth is created by God, not by us. We come to know truth by continuously listening to God, who reveals it to us in his creation and Word.  We are committed to cultivating a love of inquiry, understanding, and sound judgment, embracing all study as a joyous expression of our love of God and his creation.

  • Wisdom and Virtue

We are committed to an education that is not merely an accumulation of facts or a study of what others have thought, but primarily cultivation in thinking, feeling, judging, choosing, and acting for a complete life which loves God and our neighbor.  Furthermore, we are committed to cultivating Christian faith, believing and following our Lord Jesus Christ and being renewed in his image.

  • Stewardship and Service

We are committed to cultivating the talents God has given us, using them in both work and play, with diligence, excellence, and delight, for the glory of God and the benefit of his world. Furthermore, we are committed to cultivating obedience to the Word of God and serving our neighbors in love, humility and generosity.