The Templeton Honors College at Eastern University
Founded in 1999 and funded primarily through the gifts of Drs. John Jr. and Josephine Templeton, the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University is designed to challenge and prepare academically gifted undergraduate students for leadership and service as individuals of influence in culture, society and their professions by providing a holistic program focused on the life of the mind, character formation and skill development.
Values of the Templeton Honors College
The Templeton Honors College at Eastern University is based on and guided by the following premises:
- That one’s love, service and worship of God is manifest equally through the development of heart, soul, and mind.
- That the gifts of the mind are best expressed in informed leadership in the public square, within the framework of objective moral truth.
- That the life of the mind must walk hand-in-hand with continued character development.
- That God’s self-revelation lays the foundation for understanding the natural order of the physical universe and the proper relationships which should exist at every level of human society.
- That it is critical not only to know technical skills to make a living, but also to understand what makes a life.
Pursuit of the Noble Purpose
The spirit that pervades every aspect of the Templeton Honors College is the ancient Christian ideal of the love of learning that leads to the desire for God. College students who would be the next generation of leaders have a special responsibility to use this to foster a moral republic.