Mission, Vision and Diversity


The College of Arts and Sciences explores and advances the understanding of human meaning and value, the structures and dynamics of human societies, and the composition and function of the natural world.


The College of Arts and Sciences aspires to recruit and retain outstanding students and faculty and to equip them to accomplish significant research and scholarship, transformative teaching and learning, and committed and compassionate leadership in their professional fields and the larger community. In this way, we seek the serious intellectual engagement of faith and reason, and the education of the whole person — the rigorous, holistic exploration of the intellectual, moral and spiritual dimension of human life.

Diversity and Inclusion

The College of Arts and Sciences values the diversity of all people in regard to their race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexuality, religious tradition, socioeconomic status, ability, age, language, and nationality. We are committed to the recruitment and retention of students, staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds by creating and sustaining an environment that is welcoming, supportive and inclusive. We promote diversity through interdisciplinary work that supports a culture of learning, social justice, and respect for human dignity.