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Mission Statement

As an undergraduate liberal arts college we recognize the close relationship of faculty and students to be fundamental to our learning environment.

As a community of learners we strive to create and sustain an environment that is value-centered, intellectually challenging, aesthetically inspiring, and culturally diverse; and we hold as central our commitment to liberal arts education and to one another.

We integrate a four-year program of general education with in-depth study in the major and a rich array of co-curricular activities in order to foster the discovery of connections among disciplines and of larger patterns of meaning. Through these experiences, we help our students explore multiple perspectives on the human condition and prepare themselves for rich personal and professional lives—for leadership, citizenship, and service in a global context.

Monmouth College was founded in 1853 by pioneering Presbyterians. As a campus community we honor that heritage and value religious diversity as we explore the spiritual dimension of human existence and the relationship between faith and knowledge.

As both observers and participants we seek to deepen our understanding and appreciation of the creative tension that exists among the principles of democracy, pluralism, equality, and freedom in our own nation and beyond.

Statement of Purposes
As an undergraduate liberal arts institution Monmouth College exists to:

  1. Prepare students for rich personal and professional lives.

  2. Prepare students for positions of leadership, service, and citizenship in a global context.

  3. Promote awareness and exploration of the sometimes contradictory principles which exist in democracy, pluralism, equality, and freedom.

  4. Create and maintain a learning environment which is value-centered, intellectually challenging, aesthetically inspiring, and culturally diverse. This includes:
    1. Providing students with a four-year general education program, in-depth study in the major, and a rich array of co-curricular activities.
    2. Fostering the discovery of connections among disciplines and of larger patterns of meaning.
    3. Promoting an understanding of a value system that is shaped by individual and collective experiences.
  5. Explore the spiritual dimension of human existence and the relationship between faith and knowledge.

  6. Introduce students to multiple perspectives on the human condition and promote self-awareness of global perspectives both through the curriculum and through campus life.

  7. Foster and promote intellectual inquiry and critical analysis through mentoring relationships characterized by individual attention.

  8. Develop creativity and skills in written and oral communication and artistic expression.

  9. Understand the methods of inquiry and expression in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
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