Malone’s Pendle Hill Pledge is the University’s campus-wide commitment to provide opportunities for all students to find purposeful and meaningful lives and careers through personal reflection, one-on-one mentoring, required hands-on learning (internships, off-campus study, intensive research, or service-learning), and career skill-building in their required coursework.
“Our entire curriculum and co-curricular opportunities have long encouraged students to find meaning and purpose in the call to seek Christ’s Kingdom First,” said Greg Miller, provost. “We want to continue to equip our graduates for service in their churches, communities, and the world, and that begins with ensuring that all students are challenged and supported in finding their sense of purpose.”
“The Pendle Hill Pledge is distinctive in higher education because we recognize that God informs how we view the world and our roles in it,” said Scott Waalkes, professor of international politics. “Sometimes clarity from God about our roles comes on a hilltop, as it did for George Fox (one of the founders of the Friends tradition that shapes Malone) on Pendle Hill in England. And sometimes clarity comes through a series of little moments that God orchestrates for our learning. Either way, we believe there’s no calling without a Caller.”
The end goal of the Pendle Hill Pledge is to empower Malone graduates to enter their careers and lives committed to serving the church, community, and world. For additional information about the Pendle Hill Pledge, watch the video below and click