Events

Apr
20
Enjoy Easter Brunchat the beautiful Redwood Hall and let us... Read more
Apr
21
Dr. Swanson, Professor of Mathematics and the Director of the... Read more
Apr
22
Dr. Swanson, Professor of Mathematics and the Director of the... Read more
Jun
12
When: Thursday, June 12, 9–4 p.m. Friday, June 13, 10... Read more

AU Mission and Vision

Academic Corridor Gate

MISSION STATEMENT

Ashland University educates and challenges students to develop intellectually and
ethically, to seek wisdom and justice and to prepare for the rigors of living and working
as citizens engaged in their local, national and global responsibilities.

IDENTITY STATEMENT

Ashland University is a nationally recognized comprehensive university founded in
1878 by the Brethren Church. The University promotes the innovative liberal arts and
professional programs for undergraduate and graduate students. Rooted in faith and
an unwavering commitment toward accent on the individual, the University provides
students an environment that promotes values and respect toward each person.

CORE VALUES

Accent on the Individual
Pledges the best individual and collective efforts to challenge and encourage each
member of the university within a supportive community.

Spirituality and Faith
Affirms Christian values as a core element of the University's institutional identity,
emphasizing faith in God, moral integrity and respect for the diversity of values and faith
of each person in a community of learning.

Character Development
Promotes integrity, self-discipline, responsibility, compassion, leadership, service and
good citizenship.

Academic Freedom
Supports free, open and critical inquiry for both students and faculty necessary for
intellectual and professional development.

Excellence in Teaching
Emphasizes teaching supported by research and scholarship as the University's central
responsibility.

Adopted by the Board of Trustees on May 10, 2013