Lipscomb University is a private coeducational institution whose principal focus is undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, combined with a number of undergraduate professional and pre-professional fields, master's and doctoral degree programs. Its primary mission is to integrate Christian faith and practice with academic excellence. This mission is carried out not only in the classroom but also by involvement in numerous services to the church and the larger community.
The core values that undergird the works of Lipscomb University include:
Lipscomb exists because of the redemptive power of Jesus Christ. The constant aim is for each member of the Lipscomb family to grow in His image.
Truth is sought in each class and should be lived out in the behavior and speech of each employee and student.
In every facet of our work, Lipscomb University seeks the highest level of performance and service. “Perpetual improvement” is the mantra for each class, department, or administrative area.
Everything we do and teach should reflect the second great command “to love your neighbor as yourself.” Knowledge acquired and skills gained are to be used to bless the lives of others.
Lipscomb University seeks to be a nationally-recognized, premier Christian university. As such, Lipscomb will be characterized by:
- an unwavering commitment to the mission of the university.
- academic excellence generated by a caring, scholarly faculty who equip students for lifelong learning.
- a reputation for high quality personnel and programs.
- a vibrant, well-rounded campus life that complements the academic program, contributes to the mission of the university, and the total development of the individual.
- a geographically and ethnically diverse student body.
- a strong, loyal, and successful alumni base.
- an atmosphere that promotes the spiritual growth of each individual. This growth will occur through the faithful teaching of the Word of God, a faith-informed learning approach to all academic disciplines, and an environment that encourages service to others.