Intellectual Climate

McKendree University Academic Video

At McKendree University, we believe that a college degree should not be the end of your education - it should be a springboard to lifelong learning! We therefore seek not only to provide an excellent academic experience but also to offer a wide variety of intellectual opportunities beyond the classroom.

Our students, faculty, and staff connect as a community of scholars through lectures, theatre, film, art, music, literature, and current events to exchange ideas, express differing points of view, or simply enjoy a work of art or a great performance.

The goal in creating this environment is to enrich the life of our campus and local community, and to inspire in ourselves the desire to continue to engage in intellectually stimulating activities beyond our formal academic experience.

Ways to Engage


Academic Excellence Celebration Academic Research Brown Bags

Distinguished Speaker Series Calendar of Events