Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition.
As a community of higher education rooted in the liberal arts and the traditions of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values:
Manchester will be best known as the university that guides and supports its students to accomplish levels of academic and personal achievement that surpass even their own expectations.
The campuses will be infused with a commitment to student learning in the liberal arts, along with professional preparation for work, life, and service in a global society.
Manchester will be a student-centered university that inspires high standards, innovation, and energetic engagement.
We will continually seek new partnerships, weave new technologies into teaching and learning, design curricula, strengthen students’ understanding of community, and generate sufficient revenue to support operations, increase the endowment, and launch new ventures.
As this energizing vision is realized, everyone who studies and works here will say “what I do makes a difference.”