I think I like this college.
Christendom was established to counter the effects of the 1967 Land o' Lakes Conference of "Catholic" colleges and universities at which they declared themselves secular for "academic freedom" and "academic respectability" which is to say that the leaders of all but six of the US Catholic institutions of higher learning had effectively abandoned the Faith and no longer wished to be responsible for passing it to those whom they were educating. I don't remember all of the six that remained Catholic but they included Catholic University in DC (a papal college found by a DC court to be beyond the reach of American courts as to doctrine in the case of the justified firing of Charles Curran), St. John's University (Queens, NYC), Grenier College (Erie, PA?), and St. John's at Annapolis (not sure of this).
Land o' Lakes was grand theft academic. Generations of Catholics were dunned to give until they bled for Notre Dame, Georgetown, Boston College, University of San Francisco, Villanova, Niagara, and so many, many more so that generations of Catholics yet unborn would bless their memory and their generosity to the Faith (all so that Father Hesburgh and the other frauds at Land o' Lakes could conspire to become amoral, secularist cesspools together?). As we are all aware, the same happened to many fine secondary and grammar schools which, while continuing to claim Catholicism, are anything but. May our grandchildren live long enough and be successful enough to reverse the damage of recent decades!
After Land o' Lakes, the response of the orthodox Catholic laity was to create some new and actually Catholic colleges with orgainizing documents created to see to it they stay Catholic: St. Thomas Aquinas (near LA), Magdeline College (NH), St. Thomas More College (NH), Christendom College (Front Royal, VA) and a handful of others. Poor, struggling but VERY Catholic.