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Mission Statements, Creeds, and Covenants

Mission Statements

In this section, the editors of the Character Clearinghouse identify mission statements from colleges and universities across the nation that portray fundamental tenants of character. While institutions of higher education instill character within students in a variety of ways, intentional goal setting for character development receives little attention. The selected mission statements describe intentional character development among college students. Each image representing the respective college or university takes viewers to the website containing the mission statement.

Agnes Scott Collegeagnes scott college logo

Alabama A&M UniversityAlabama A&M logo

Arizona State University300px-Arizona_State_University_seal.svg

Baptist College of Florida Babtist College of Florida

Berry CollegeBerry College

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Central Connecticut State Central Conneticut

Florida A&M UniversityFAMU

Georgetown UniversityGeorge Town

Harding CollegeHarding College

Morehouse CollegeMorehouse College

Naropa UniversityNaropa_University

Northern Illinois University Northern Illinois

Olivet Nazarene Olivet Nazarrene

Rollins CollegeRollins College

Roosevelt UniversityRoosevelt University

Saint Joseph CollegeSt. Joseph College

San Jose State UniversitySan Jose State University

Wabash CollegeWabash College


Creeds and Covenants

This column contains examples of college student creeds, covenants, and other forms of student compacts used by colleges and universities. Many colleges and universities are using student creeds and covenants to communicate institutional core values. Institutions of all types and sizes are using student compacts as a means to promote values and character development among students.  

Student Affairs Creeds


 Boston CollegeBoston College

 Bowie State University Bowie State University

 College of CharlestonCollege of Charleston

Florida State University Florida State University

 Fordham University Fordham University

 Grinnell CollegeGrinnell College

Oklahoma State UniversityOklahoma State University

 Oregon State University Oregon State University

 Southern Methodist UniversitySouthern Methodist University

 Southern Vermont CollegeSouthern Vermont College

University of Arkansas University of Arkansas

 University of NebraskaUniversity of Nebraska Lincoln

 University of North TexasUniversity of Noth Texas

Winthrop University Winthrop University


Institutional Creeds


Auburn University Aubrun University

Bob Jones University Bob Jones University

Bowling Green State  Bowling Green State University

Case Western Reserve  Case Western Reserve University

Central Methodist UniversityCentral Methodist University

Chesapeake CollegeChesapeake College

Davidson CollegeDavidson College

East Carolina University East Carolina University

Lane Community CollegeLane Community College

Loyola UniversityLoyal University

Ohio University Ohio University

Old Dominion University Old Dominion University

Saint John Fisher CollegeSaint Fisher College

Syracuse University Syracuse University

University of Central FloridaUniversity of Central Florida

Central MissouriUniversity of Central Missouri

 University of MississippiUniversity of Mississippi

 University of PittsburghUniversity of Pittsburgh

University of South Carolina University of SOuth Carolina

Virginia Commonwealth Virginia Commonwealth University


Community Creeds


 Brown University Brown University

 Carnegie Mellon UniversityCarnegie Mellon Univeristy

 Missouri State UniversityMissouri State Univeristy

University of CaliforniaUniversity of California Davis

 University of TechnologyUniveristy of Technology Jamaica

 Vanderbilt UniversityVanderbilt_logo


Athletic Creeds


 Clemson University Clemson Univeristy

Florida State University Florida State University

 University of ArizonaUniversity of Arizona

 Wake Forest UniversityWake Forest University


Creeds of Student Rights & Responsibilities

 Columbia University Columbia University

 Emory University Emory University

 Georgetown UniversityGeorge Town

 Rice UniversityRice University

 University of AkronUniversity of Akron

 University of MaineUniveristy of Maine

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