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Mission

PLU seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care – for other people, for their communities, and for the Earth.

Planning

PLU’s decennial vision documents lay out the long-range objectives of the university

  • PLU 2000 formulated our mission statement ( “We seek to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care–for other people, for their communities, and for the Earth”)
  • PLU 2010 identified our three areas of special distinction: Global Education, the Discernment of Vocation, and Close Collaborative Student-Faculty Research.
  • PLU 2020 stressed three key values: Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability.

The Strategic Planning Process translates the general aims of the vision documents into key performance indicators and measurable goals.

As a member of the New American Colleges & University association, PLU seeks to purposefully integrate:

  • Civic Engagement
  • Professional Studies
  • Liberal Arts

A Visual Illustration of Integrated Education