Mission, Vision, Values &
Core Principles

Mission

Loras, as a Catholic liberal arts college, creates a community of active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision-makers and responsible contributors in diverse professional, social and religious roles.

Vision

Inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition and rooted in the transformative power of learning, Loras enriches lives and serves humanity.

Values

The Loras College community embraces core values that define the way we work, behave and relate with others.

  • Truth: We are dedicated to the pursuit and communication of truth. We rely on the integrity of each individual to create a community that engages freely and creatively in the search for truth and grapples joyfully with intellectual and moral issues.
  • Respect: We cherish and treat each person as an individual created in the image and likeness of God. We value the dignity, diversity and uniqueness of each person.
  • Responsibility: Individuals are responsible for their own actions and for the common good.
  • Excellence: We strive for excellence in teaching and in every other aspect of the Loras experience.
  • Service: We encourage each member of the Loras community to serve others in an extraordinary way.

Dispositions

  • Active learners want to learn. They are curious about the world and seek to make sense of their
    experiences. Loras students demonstrate their ability to learn in active ways.
  • Reflective thinkers display insight. They take into account their own dispositions and biases as
    they think creatively and critically. Loras students demonstrate their ability to think in a reflective
    manner.
  • Ethical decision-makers discern religious, cultural and personal values in order to act with justice
    and compassion. Loras students demonstrate their ability to decide matters ethically.
  • Responsible contributors to professions, societies and religious communities develop their
    talents and share them with others in ways that respect a global environment and are sensitive
    to cultural differences. Loras students demonstrate that they contribute in responsible ways.

Core Principles