Transformative Student Experience
Ensuring a best in class academic program is only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to attracting the best and brightest students to Lipscomb as well as cultivating them into servant leaders who are equipped to contribute in countless ways across the country and around the world.
This is why our strategic goals include creating a transformative student experience that is shaped by personal service, outstanding amenities and life-changing relationships; a recognizable 21st Century Christian emphasis that is tightly woven into all parts of the Lipscomb experience; a Christian NCAA Division I athletic program that leads the nation; and a healthy pluralistic environment that equips the Lipscomb community to overcome difference to make a difference.
21st Century Campus
LipscombLEADS will commit to develop a 21st Century campus that includes improvements to and expansion of residence opportunities on campus as well as improving facilities for the university’s top-flight intercollegiate athletics programs.
Life on campus recently has been enhanced through renovations of every residence hall; the addition of The Village and Bison Hall, the latest new campus residence, which also includes The Inn at Bison Hall; renovation of Bennett Campus Center; and the addition of new dining options such as Au Bon Pain. Additional facilities completed as part of LipscombLEADS include:
- George Shinn Center: The 33,000-square-foot facility serves as a new welcome center for prospective students, a multi-use events hall capable of seating up to 1,000 people for community and campus events and innovative academic space for the George Shinn College of Entertainment and the Arts. This building was made possible through a gift from George Shinn, the former owner of the Charlotte Hornets.
- Athletics Fueling Station: Located in Allen Arena, the fueling station is specifically designed to educate Lipscomb student-athletes about nutrition and healthy eating habits. The station provides dietary and nutritional support at times and locations that meet student-athletes’ demanding schedules. The fueling station is one of the few of its kind currently operational at the mid-major level of university athletics. The construction of the fueling station was made possible by contributions during Lipscomb’s first Day of Giving in March 2019.
- Osman Fountain: Bison Square, the heart of the Lipscomb campus, received a major facelift in Summer 2013. In addition to refurbishing landscaping in the area, construction on the Osman Fountain was completed in June. The fountain was made possible by a gift from Ty (’87) and Nancy (’86) Osman in memory of their son, Ty, who died at age 18 in March 2012 in an accident when he stopped on the side of the interstate to help a woman who had been in an accident. A baptistry, made possible by the generosity of Raymond and Libby Jones, is a focal point of the Osman Fountain. Hundreds of Lipscomb students as well high school students attending IMPACT have given their lives to Christ in baptism in the Osman Foundation baptistry.
A crucial differentiator when it comes to the Lipscomb student experience is our student missions program. LipscombLEADS invests in creating a more robust and sustainable missions program. The missions projects spearheaded by the Peugeot Center in Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering is one example of Lipscomb's many missions programs.
- Peugeot Center: For years now, that is exactly what the Peugeot Center within Lipscomb's Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering has done—create unique mission trips based on engineering needs. From pedestrian bridges and clean water systems in Guatemala, to a wastewater treatment system in Ghana, to a therapeutic playground in Honduras, engineering students, faculty and corporate supporters have ventured off the traditional blueprints to touch the lives of families and communities thousands of miles away.