The Society for Values in Higher Education (SVHE) was founded as the National Council of Schools of Religion by Charles Foster Kent in 1922 as a way to address the need for more and better trained teachers of religion. In 1924, it was reincorporated as the National Council on Religion in Higher Education and finally, in 1973 as the Society for Values in Higher Education. Despite the name changes, the commitment to higher education without sectarian or ideological basis has not.

The SVHE brings people together from diverse intellectual backgrounds so that they can inspire each other to transform themselves and their institutions. The SVHE inspires professionals to educate for an ethical world and thereby shape the future of higher education. We pursue these goals through publications, projects, and an annual meeting.

To learn more about SVHE’s current activities, visit our website at


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