Our mission is to provide an excellent liberal arts education to women who will make a difference in the world.

Our motto is Non Ministrari sed Ministrare—“Not to be ministered unto, but to minister.” These four Latin words capture the College’s dedication to service and to cultivating leadership.

Our shared values are…

  • Intellectual discovery and excellence,

    because we believe in the transformative power of curiosity, learning, and teaching.

  • Gender equality,

    because as a women’s college, we have always been committed to gender equality as foundational to societal progress.

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion,

    to affirm that diversity is essential to educational excellence, and we are committed to being a community in which each member thrives.

  • Connection and community,

    because we value the equal dignity of every member of the community and our sustained connection to one another, to our campus, and to our mission.

  • Empowerment and social change,

    because we believe in the power and potential of our students and all members of our community to envision the world in which they want to live and to take action to make it real.

  • And integrity and academic freedom,

    to affirm our commitment to high standards of personal and intellectual integrity, we embrace the principles of freedom and rigor in scholarly inquiry, and we assert the importance of holding to the truths such inquiry reveals.