Why College in Prison?

A Goucher College liberal arts education prepares students within a broad, humane perspective for a life of inquiry, creativity, and critical and analytical thinking. GPEP shares this resource with incarcerated students, many of whom have been denied access to a quality education throughout their lives. This outstanding college education empowers all Goucher students as scholars, leaders, and providers.  

The Goucher Prison Education Partnership builds on Goucher's long tradition as a leader in liberal arts education and practices the college's community principles of respect, inclusion, communication, service, social justice, and personal responsibility.