The Society for the College

William and Mary University


This website is intended to illuminate the rigorous quest for truth on a variety of issues at our beloved College of William & Mary, the Alma Mater of a Nation. The Society for the College, as William & Mary’s only independent organization for alumni and friends of the College, is one formal response to the need for objective commentary, analysis and advocacy.

“Knowledge Starts as Offendedness”

“The whole point of universities is to develop knowledge. That is the one place where it is most important to have critical exchange, where every opinion should be subject to testing all the time. It’s the worst place in the world to have an ethic where you’re worried about being punished for what you believe or for being offensive, because knowledge starts as offendedness.”

FIRE interview with Jonathan Rauch, Brookings Institution senior fellow and author of “Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought”

Upcoming Board Meetings:

Fall Board Meeting:

10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 | The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.

*Some dates and times are tentative, contact for more information



Society Announces Jewelry Thank You Gift at $250 Donation Level

As a special promotion, the Society for the College Board of Directors approved a special gift for donors at the $250 or higher level, namely a silver version of our “Three Keys” logo as a thank you gift. Please make a donation here, to receive the gift as a lapel pin or a necklace. The [... Read More]

Flat Hat: Alumni group presents three faculty awards

Alumni group presents three faculty awards Written by Sarah Smith| April 18, 2016 11:28 PM The Society for the College, an independent alumni organization for the College of William and Mary, hosted their second annual College Honors Ceremony Wednesday, April 13. At this event, the Society recognized two professors and one former administrator for their [... Read More]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Society to Host Second Annual College Honors Ceremony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Society for the College to Host Second Annual College Honors Ceremony Williamsburg, VA – April 4, 2016 The Society for the College, the only independent group of William and Mary alumni, students, faculty and friends, has announced that Louise Lambert Kale, former executive director of the Ancient Campus, will receive the Three Keys [... Read More]

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