Updating the Mission Statement

As part of the strategic planning process, we are revising the institutional mission statement. The current statement has not changed since the 1990s and is not fully reflective of who we are today or of the collective strengths of the three schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and the School of Law.

The new draft by Executive Council is below. If you have any questions or comments, please email strategicplan@lclark.edu.

Draft Mission Statement

Lewis & Clark College, the Pacific Northwest’s premier private higher education institution, prepares students to succeed and to lead in a diverse, connected world. We pride ourselves on offering a personalized education in a supportive, inclusive, and caring environment. A Lewis & Clark education fosters critical thinking and inquiry, creativity, and global citizenship through a distinctive combination of teaching excellence, rigorous academics, innovative research, and community engagement. Our students are driven by a desire to be responsible advocates for the environment and a passion for social change.