What is Veritas?


Our Mission

How can we mend a broken world? How should we seek justice? What is the good life?

The Veritas Forum helps students and faculty ask life's hardest questions. Many of the world's leading universities were founded to answer the big "why" questions. Our mission is to help them confront these questions anew. The first Veritas Forum was planned by students, faculty and chaplains at Harvard University in 1992. Since then, over 200 universities in North America and Europe have hosted over 2,000 Forums.

The Veritas Forum is committed to courageous conversations. We place the historic Christian faith in dialogue with other beliefs and invite participants from all backgrounds to pursue Truth together.

Sample Presenters

Veritas presenters are professors from world-class universities, or other experts, who have thought deeply about how their work integrates with their worldview. Here are some examples of thought-provoking presenters.

Veritas Staff

Veritas initiatives are supported by a diverse and international staff team, who work to serve and equip our partners.

Veritas Board

The strategic direction of The Veritas Forum is overseen by an innovative and experienced board.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about The Veritas Forum.

  • What are Veritas Forums?

    Veritas Forums are university events, planned by students, chaplains and professors, that invite participants from a range of beliefs to explore big questions and pursue Truth together.
  • What does Veritas mean?

    Veritas is the Latin word for truth. The Veritas Forum was founded at Harvard University. Harvard's original university motto reads, "Veritas: christo et ecclesiae" which means, "Truth: for Christ and the church."
  • How can I start a Veritas Forum at my university?

    If you are interested in starting a Veritas Forum at your university, please submit a contact request form to get further information.