Why We Study the Constitution
Hillsdale is widely recognized as America’s premier conservative college. By “conservative,” we mean we want to “conserve” the great experiment in liberty that is called the United States of America, made possible by our Constitution and the principles of liberty underlying it.
This is why Hillsdale’s mission is so important and so unique. Hillsdale believes America is special, and that a good education requires an understanding of the meaning and history of the Constitution. That’s why every student, regardless of major, is required to take one semester course on the Constitution to graduate!
We are proud of what we have built here at Hillsdale – a major institution of higher learning that is unapologetically conservative and intellectually rigorous.
On September 14, Hillsdale College will hold its annual Constitution Day Celebration, a day-long event that includes panels, debates, and speeches on issues and controversies related to the Constitution and the principles of free government.
Live coverage begins on September 14, 8:00 P.M. Eastern.
Get Hillsdale College’s U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence booklet for free.
Featuring 113 essential primary source documents, The U.S. Constitution: A Reader is taught as part of the core undergraduate course on the U.S. Constitution at Hillsdale College.
Taught by the Hillsdale College Politics faculty, this course will introduce you to the meaning and history of the United States Constitution.
Public Policy from a Constitutional Viewpoint
This course will consider contemporary public policy issues from a constitutional viewpoint.