General Information

Hancock Symposium at Westminster College


Launched in 2006, the Hancock Symposium is Westminster College’s signature event, representing the finest aspects of a Westminster education. As a liberal arts college, Westminster teaches us to enjoy learning new things and to see how interconnected academic disciplines can be within a single topic.

Each September, the Hancock Symposium offers two engaging days of lectures, panel discussions, and presentations by noted experts on one particular subject of global interest. The dynamic sessions challenge students with innovative ideas, and the entire campus community participates in the events and learns together. Notable past speakers have included Robert Kennedy, Jr., Sir Bob Geldof, Dr. Bennet Omalu, General David Petraeus, and Senator Bernie Sanders, among others.