Established in 2021, the Stephenson Institute for Classical Liberalism is a non-partisan, academic resource center. We provide teaching, learning, and research opportunities for motivated students and faculty at Wabash College and beyond whom share an interest in the operations and implications of a free society.
As part of a long tradition of building free societies, including principles such as individual choice and constitutionalism, some perennial ideas about liberty resonate–from the Founding Era to our own. Learn More.
Drawing on the experience of legendary Wabash trustee Pierre Goodrich and Economics Professor Benjamin Rogge, the Stephenson Institute celebrates Wabash's tradition of exploring ideas over ideology. Learn More.
The Institute sponsors events that bring thought leaders to the Wabash campus, engaging students and the wider community. See Events.
The Institute supports students pursuing summer internships with national and international public-policy organizations aligned with its mission. Learn More.
The Institute was founded by Wabash alumnus Richard J Stephenson '62, a philanthropist and entrepreneur who is committed to a free society. Learn More.
For students who submit a short comment on what "liberty" or "responsibility" means to you, the Institute will send you a free book from the Liberty Fund catalog. Contact Violet Benge for more information.