This is just a short excerpt for the about page.


The Society for Values in Higher Education is a fellowship of teachers and others who care deeply about ethical issues—such as integrity, diversity, social justice and civic responsibility—facing higher education and the wider society. We believe that such values call for study, reflection, discussion, and action. We pursue these activities through publications, projects, regional gatherings, and an annual national meeting.

Reflect critically on issues facing higher education;
Promote a rich diversity while affirming a supportive organizational integrity;
Create openings in the walls that separate persons from one another;
Encourage interdisciplinary inquiry that integrates practical and intellectual perspectives;
Challenge ourselves, families, and higher education to develop persons who are prepared to play a constructive role in a rapidly changing world..READ MORE


Our commitment to higher education “without sectarian or ideological bias,” has never changed though our name has: The National Council of Schools of Religion (1922-1924), The National Council on Religion in Higher Education (1924-1962), Society for Religion in Higher Education (1962-1973), Society for Values in Higher Education (SVHE) (1973-present). In 1921, Charles Foster Kent…READ MORE


2020- 2021 Executive Committee

President: Melanie Howard, Assistant Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies at Fresno Pacific University. Melanie specializes in the area of New Testament studies where her work focuses particularly on the Gospels.
Vice-President: Julie Phillips,Associate Professor in the Sparrow-MSU Family Medicine Residency Program and Assistant Dean for Student and Career and Professional Development at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.. READ MORE

SVHE Fellows Meetings from 1924-present Information


Society for Values in Higher Education
c/o Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd #8020
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1041

Phone: 270-745-2907

[email protected]