The basic principle behind everything that happens at Knox -- both inside and outside of the classroom -- is to give students the freedom to flourish.
The idea is simple. College should be a place where you have the freedom to explore and experience your academic passions -- where your talents are nourished and your aspirations become clear. A place that prepares you to turn your dreams into reality.
At Knox, you'll discover how to learn and think for yourself, and you'll also discover what you want to do with the knowledge and ideas you develop. By providing you with opportunities to both explore and "do" -- getting you ready to face your future with confidence -- a Knox education is designed to give you the freedom and agility to pursue your chosen career path.
From your first day on campus, you'll work with your faculty advisor to identify your educational goals and over time, you'll create a personal educational plan to achieve them. Your plan will include a broad foundation in the liberal arts and a primary area of specialization plus a second major or minor.
Further, as a part of our core curriculum, you'll enhance what you learn in the classroom through internships, independent research, service projects, study abroad, and other hands-on learning experiences. You'll learn by doing, which will give you perspectives that can only be found by putting your knowledge into practice.
In short, your education at Knox proceeds along a course you set for yourself. And if your Knox education is a success -- if it does liberate you -- there's a further benefit: Our nation and the global community gain from citizens who are able to think for themselves, understand our complex and interdependent world, and act on their principles.
Leading up to a worldwide event -- Gun Control Theatre Action Week, May 27 through June 2 -- a play by Knox College theatre professor Neil Blackadder was selected for a new collection, "24 Gun Control Plays."
Rana Tahir, a double major in creative writing and political science, wrote dozens of poems and created 29 paintings after interviewing Kuwaiti residents about the 1990 Iraqi occupation.
Knox College awarded more than $3,000 in prizes in the 2013 Al Young Art Show. Organizing 200 art works in an array of media is a challenge, according student Katie O'Connor, who helped arrange the entries.