Pacific Lutheran University
Core Themes and Objectives
The University’s Core Themes and Objectives are designed to capture our most enduring values and commitments. The three themes are a direct reflection of the elements in our mission and the objectives express the ways in which the mission is embodied in the work that we engage in together.
Theme One: A Challenging Academic Experience
Students demonstrate the knowledge, skills and values identified in the learning objectives for the core curriculum.
Students achieve the learning outcomes of their undergraduate majors and graduate degrees.
Undergraduate and graduate students will engage in one or more high impact practices.
Theme Two: A Community of Care
Equitable outcomes for students are achieved through the on-going examination of, and response to, the differential impacts of systems, policies, structures, and climate.
Strengthen and support the safety, holistic health, and wellbeing of the campus community in service to student learning and success.
Theme Three: A Culture of Service and Leadership
Shared governance, rooted in Lutheran Higher Education, provides a structure and process by which the mission of the University is upheld and realized.
Students develop and practice the dispositions, skills and knowledge needed for impactful service and leadership through curricular and co-curricular opportunities.