Mission Statement

The University is a Christ-centered liberal arts institution of higher education with a strong historic and ongoing relationship with the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. With the conviction that all truth is God’s truth, the University exists to carry out the mission of Christ in higher education.

Through a curriculum of demonstrated academic excellence, students are educated in the liberal arts and their chosen disciplines, always seeking to examine the relationship between the disciplines and God’s revelation in Jesus Christ.

The University’s mission will be accomplished as we . . .

  1. develop in students a commitment to scholarship that is persistent in its pursuit of truth and sensitive to the concerns of the Christian church, the scholarly and educational community and the world at large; 
  2. educate students broadly for a life of moral and spiritual integrity, personal and social responsibility and a continued quest for wisdom; 
  3. equip students for a variety of vocations so that they may glorify the Creator, who charged humanity with the care of his Creation; 
  4. help students develop their abilities for a life of God-honoring service to others and for personal fulfillment.