Patrick Henry College is training a new generation of American leaders; dedicated to high academic rigor, a fidelity to the spirit of the American founding, and an unwavering biblical worldview. In sum, PHC exists because of an increasingly evident fact: higher education has lost its way in the United States.
Dr. Mark T. Mitchell, professor of political theory and Dean of Academic Affairs at Patrick Henry College, recently published an article with RealClearEducation laying out why identity politics and social justice theory—in particular—have laid a strangling hold on our colleges and universities. These may be the present problem in education, but these corroding forces are not new.
"This has been a long time coming," Mitchell writes, "but once education was separated from a religious principle capable of justifying the rational pursuit of knowledge, the demise of the university was merely a matter of time."
Patrick Henry College was meant to be different—to be set apart to help equip the next generation of Christian leaders. If you want to learn more about what goes into that process, keep reading!