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The mission of Kansas Wesleyan University is to promote and integrate academic excellence, spiritual development, personal well-being and social responsibility.

Kansas Wesleyan provides an educational program characterized by excellence, within a caring community, rooted in the liberal arts tradition. The call of the university is to develop both intellect and character, to stimulate creativity and a sense of discovery, and to nurture the whole person - body, mind and spirit. Diversity is embraced in curriculum, faculty and students.

Kansas Wesleyan University prepares students not only for careers and professions, but also for lifelong learning. The university equips its students for responsible leadership in their communities, for useful service in and to the world, and for stewardship of the earth.

Kansas Wesleyan University provides a setting in which faith and learning are integrated, as an encounter with the Christian proclamation is an integral part of the life of the University. The university fosters the lively discussion of faith and values, encouraging students to develop a thoughtful personal world view informed by Christian tradition.

Kansas Wesleyan University serves the church, community, and the world by providing a variety of resources for educational, cultural and spiritual enrichment. The aim of the university is to discover, to build and to share a higher quality of life and a broader vision of the world.

Focused Vision Statement

Kansas Wesleyan University graduates individuals prepared for lifelong learning, success, responsibility and service by integrating excellence in academics, co-curricular activities, and experiential learning in a faith-based and caring community.

This focused vision statement is the guiding set of principles that shapes the actions and decisions taken by all members of the KWU community.

Current Students - this vision reminds us of our ultimate goal - to lead rewarding and productive lives. As members of the KWU community, we will diligently work toward graduation and preparation for a lifetime of success in our careers, in our service to community and in our commitments to faith and family. With the support of the KWU community, we acknowledge the deeply valued bond between education, activities and service to the community. KWU students will do our best to honorably reach our fullest potential academically and socially. We will proudly strive to be winners in the classroom, in our sport, in the community and in our personal lives.

Prospective Students - this vision stands as a promise of success, support and a lifelong commitment from KWU. We will experience first-hand our opportunities for academic success, meaningful relationships and learning beyond the classroom.

Alumni - this vision urges us to stand as exemplars of character and service in our careers and communities. We will embrace lifelong learning for ourselves and offer mentoring opportunities to current KWU students whenever possible. As advocates for the University, we remain loyal, connected and philanthropic.

Faculty - this vision drives us to be teachers, advisors, and scholars who offer the support each KWU student needs to graduate, ready for a fulfilling life. We will provide an educational experience that bolsters academic and professional skills, and promotes curiosity, integrity, critical thinking, resourcefulness, service and stewardship of the earth.

Staff - this vision affirms our goals as a community to provide excellent customer service and enhance communication among all KWU constituents. We will make KWU a community where students can achieve academic and personal success. In all aspects of our organization, we will demonstrate our commitment to and respect for KWU and each other.

Board of Trustees - this vision commits us to be advocates for KWU; to support the financial well-being of the institution; to support enrollment of students who are prepared and motivated to graduate from KWU; to ensure quality and integrity in instructional, co-curricular and experiential learning programs, and in university administration; to foster a caring and supportive community; and to uphold KWU ideals of inclusion, compassion and service.

Community - this vision is a pledge that KWU will be a valuable citizen to Salina and the surrounding region, and will work to build bridges to the world beyond. KWU will employ its resources and expertise to benefit the community and will welcome opportunities for KWU students to develop their minds, faith and skills as they discover the joy of serving others.