The Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts was established in 2000 with the goal of strengthening liberal arts education locally and nationally. The Institute hosts scholarly conversation on the present and future of the liberal arts, provides liberal arts opportunities to area communities outside the academy, promotes educational access for first-generation and underserved populations, and fosters interdisciplinary contact between faculty and students through extracurricular events on campus.



Upcoming Programs


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June 20-July 8, 2016


Application Deadline May 20

Westmont Summer Scholars offers rising high school seniors and incoming undergraduate students a head start on college. Earn college credit and experience the full depth of Westmont’s nationally-ranked Christian liberal arts academic program. Click here for full information!


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