Core Purpose and Values
- To pursue and share knowledge through study, inquiry and creation in order to empower the individual and enrich society.
Institutional Core Values
Adherence to the highest ethical standards in all our professional obligations and personal responsibilities
Commitment to a dynamic intellectual community, high academic standards, strong academic programs, and a high-quality faculty of engaged and engaging teacher-scholars
Liberal Arts Education
Dedication to a liberal arts and sciences education that encourages intellectual curiosity and fosters each student’s ability to think creatively and analyze, synthesize, apply and communicate knowledge from many sources
Respect for the Individual Student
Devotion to the intellectual, ethical and social development of each student
Commitment to a globally-oriented and diverse academic community
Commitment to compassion, mutual trust, respect, civility, collegial shared governance, teamwork and the general welfare of the institution and the individual
Commitment to our social responsibilities and to serving the educational needs of the state of South Carolina and our community
For more information, read the College of Charleston Strategic Plan.