General Information

Catalog 2023-2024

Principia College
One Maybeck Place
Elsah, Illinois 62028
Phone 618.374.2131
FAX 618.374.5122

Belonging and Mattering Statement

Love in Action

With Christian Science as our foundation, we view every member of the Principia community as the unlimited image and likeness of God (Gen. 1:26). We seek to elevate humanity by fostering, nurturing, and inspiring individual and collective spiritual growth.

Diversity in perspectives, experiences, and how people uniquely express themselves strengthens our community. Principia strives to provide its community members with equitable access to all opportunities and resources. We support and respect individual healthcare choices without judgment.

We commit to respectful engagement with one another and will work to remove prejudice and misunderstanding. We are a community based on prayer, integrity, respect, trust, and love. Together, we foster and sustain inclusive learning, living, and working environments where everyone feels they belong and are valued.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Principia, a mission-driven institution, believes every person has the right to an equitable and respectful educational environment and workplace. Principia does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender (identity or expression), sexual orientation, family status, disability, age, or military or veteran status. 

In hiring, admissions, and related decisions, Principia—as an institution with a religious mission—gives preference, where appropriate, to Christian Scientists.

General Reservation

Principia College reserves the right, as necessary, to withdraw courses, majors, and programs at any time and to change fees, regulations, and calendars affecting admission and registration, requirements affecting graduation and curricula, and any other regulations affecting the student body. Such changes, and the dates they become effective, will be decided by proper college authorities and may affect both present and prospective students.


Principia College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and has maintained accreditation status consistently since 1923. ; 800.621.7440