Porter College is an intentional learning community that seeks not only to teach but also to unify the students who call it home. It fosters rich relationships between undergraduates and Senate faculty, explores possibilities for teaching and learning that cross disciplinary boundaries, and affirms the connection between the way one learns and the way one lives. The Core Course and academic advising resources at Porter help students make smooth transitions from high school to university, and from the College to the departments in which they will declare majors. The College’s elective curriculum and many academic events and grant and scholarship programs foster educational experiences that encourage students to take creative and intellectual risks, discover who they really are, and make lasting contributions to the communities in which they live.