Hillsdale in D.C.
Hillsdale College’s presence in Washington, D.C., extends the College’s educational mission to the nation’s capital by teaching and promoting the principles and practice of American constitutionalism. Hillsdale in D.C. seeks to inspire and form students, citizens, practitioners, and statesmen, who will restore America’s principles and revive self-government in the political life of our nation.
Since the late 1970s, the College has been sending its undergraduate students to study in Washington, D.C., through the Washington-Hillsdale Internship Program. On September 17, 2010, the College opened a permanent facility in Washington, D.C.—the Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship—which hosts public lectures, educational seminars, and congressional briefings. The College has sponsored an annual Constitution Day dinner and conference since that time.
Hillsdale also sponsors the James Madison Fellows Program, an intellectual community for mid- to senior-level working professionals to engage in the study of constitutional principles and to consider seriously the actions necessary to perpetuate free government.
In order to extend further its formal teaching mission, Hillsdale College launched a new and unique graduate school of government in Washington, D.C., for the purpose of teaching politics and statecraft to young professionals working in Washington, D.C.