Mission, Vision, & Values


We provide students with a strong foundation in liberal arts and social sciences by offering a diverse array of coursework, certificates, and degrees. We prepare students for satisfying careers, responsible citizenship, and a lifelong love of learning while promoting intellectual growth, community engagement, humane values, and respect for human diversity.



The Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences will be a destination for diverse students, educators, researchers, and creators committed to innovation, dissemination of knowledge, and enriching the community.



  • Creativity - reflected in exploration, synthesis, courage, acute observation, imaginative brilliance, and broad-based experience.
  • Connectedness - reflected in cross-disciplinary intellectual growth, self-discovery, global awareness, and active involvement in the community.