Each year on the first day of class, Valpo’s newest students gather in the Chapel of the Resurrection for Opening Convocation. Measured in time, it is a fraction of their overall Valpo experience. Measured by its influence — it is a defining moment.
The students step to the front of the Chapel to sign the Honor Code, joining seven decades of Valpo students who committed to the highest principles of academic honesty and integrity. As they depart the Chapel, they are bordered by the windows along the sidewalls — proceeding toward their Valpo education, toward the world that waits for them — they move toward light.
In luce tua videmus lucem
IN THY LIGHT WE SEE LIGHT
A Valpo education is equal parts head and heart. Reflecting our Lutheran character, it is guided by God’s light, igniting possibilities that spark an inner flame. It prepares good people to do great things in a world that needs them.
This has been our legacy. To ensure it continues, we are launching Forever Valpo: The Campaign for Our Future, a $250 million endowment-focused initiative. With your support, Forever Valpo will provide the resources for student scholarships, faculty development, and programs that prepare all students for lives of leadership and service.