Mission Statement

Lindenwood University offers values-centered programs leading to the development of the whole person—an educated, responsible citizen of a global community. Lindenwood is committed to

  • Providing an integrative liberal arts curriculum,
  • Offering professional and pre-professional degree programs,
  • Focusing on the talents, interests, and future of the student,
  • Supporting academic freedom and the unrestricted search for truth,
  • Affording cultural enrichment to the surrounding community,
  • Promoting ethical lifestyles,
  • Developing adaptive thinking and problem-solving skills,
  • Furthering lifelong learning.

Lindenwood is an independent, public-serving liberal arts university that has a historical relationship with the Presbyterian Church and is firmly rooted in Judeo-Christian values. These values include belief in an ordered, purposeful universe, the dignity of work, the worth and integrity of the individual, the obligations and privileges of citizenship, and the primacy of the truth.