Haverford's Quaker Character
Haverford College, while a non-sectarian institution, has Quaker origins which inform many aspects of the life of the College.
They help to make Haverford the special college that it is, where the excellence of its academic program is deepened by its spiritual, moral, and ethical dimensions. These show most clearly in the close relationship among members of the campus community, in the emphasis on integrity, in the interaction of the individual and the community, and in the College's concern for the uses to which its students put their expanding knowledge. (footnote or indicate in some way that these sentences are from the Haverford College Statement of Purpose.) For more information on how Quakerism has influenced Haverford's history and continues to impact the Haverford community today, please refer to the Quaker Elements page and the Quaker Affairs Office website.