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AU Mission and Vision

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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.


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


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 that is found in a community of learning.

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

Academic Freedom
Supports the free, open and critical inquiry for both students and faculty that is consistent with 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