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WABASH IS NOT ONLY HOME TO 900 YOUNG MEN AND THEIR TEACHERS, the College is also home to internationally known centers of distinction.

Malcolm X Institute

The Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies (MXIBS) provides cultural, educational, and social programs designed to help its members develop leadership skills. It also educates the entire Wabash and Crawfordsville communities about the African-American experience. The Institute maintains an African-American studies library and contains classroom, study, and recreational areas.

Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts

Founded in 2000 by a $20 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., the Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts collaborates with colleges and universities from all over the country to gather and use evidence to strengthen liberal arts education. The Center of Inquiry also developed and implemented the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts.


The Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) is an organization of 125 private colleges and universities that supports institutional research, decision-support, assessment, and the advancement of liberal learning. HEDS fulfills its mission by assembling, analyzing, and sharing data of all kinds.

Wabash Center

The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion supports teachers of religion and theology in higher education through meetings and workshops, grants, consultants, a journal and other resources to make accessible the scholarship of teaching and learning. All Wabash Center programs are funded by Lilly Endowment Inc., which since the founding of the Wabash Center in 1996 has supported its work with eight grants totaling over $40 million.

Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program

The Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program selects 18 Indiana pastors who in their first five to ten years have demonstrated high potential for significant leadership. They participate in a series of meetings, conversations with outstanding leaders, and two study tours over a two-year period. The program is funded by Lilly Endowment Inc.