Shaping Character for Lives of Purpose Wendt Character Initiative
Learn More About the Wendt Center
Apply to be a Wendt Character Scholar!
Applications to become a 2024-25 Wendt Character Scholar are open December 1 until January 31. To learn more about the Wendt Character Scholar Scholarship and the application requirements, click below.Applications
Spring 2024 Character Lecture: Freshta Tori Jan
As an ethnic, religious minority, Freshta Tori Jan's family was targeted for ethnic cleansing in Afghanistan. Now an asylee living in the United States, Tori Jan grapples with the realities of human rights crises that plague the world, working to educate people about the Hazara Genocide in Afghanistan and advocating for peace.
Wendt Center Podcast
Episodes cover articles published in our journal as well as current events involving questions of character. To listen, visit our publications page or search for Character Explorations on your favorite podcast app.Podcast
Character is about excellence as a whole human being in every aspect of one's life. It is about striving to be the best person one can be - being all God created us to be. Our goal is to be excellent persons:
- People of integrity whose lives are characterized by truthfulness, honesty, and stewardship;
- People of justice who treat all people fairly, respect diversity, and practice Christian love;
- People of compassion who live by the Golden Rule in service of others.
The Wendt Character Initiative seeks to promote a culture of excellent moral character.