It shall be the mission of Westminster College to educate and inspire all its students through a distinctive liberal arts curriculum and a dynamic developmental experience; to challenge them to be critically aware, life-long learners and leaders of character, committed to the values of integrity, fairness, respect and responsibility; and to prepare them for lives of success, significance and service.
Our comprehensive plan for offering every student a "dynamic developmental experience" can be found in the Concept for Student Development; likewise, a full discussion of our "distinctive liberal arts curriculum" can be found in Breakthrough, which offers a full explanation of general education program. The information on this page summarizes the key ideas of these two documents and offers an overview of our vision for the Westminster experience.
At Westminster College, we excel at developing young men and women to be leaders in a global community. This concise statement of our institutional identity, which we refer to as the Columns Commitment, captures the transformation for students at Westminster College between the Columns - from freshman convocation to senior commencement. It is a deep, internal, and collective understanding of what we do best. The Columns Commitment expresses succinctly what we stand for, our enduring sense of mission, vision, goals, and values. It gives focus and direction to everything we do at Westminster College.