Mission, Vision & Values

Vision
Loras will excel in developing principled thinkers and caring professionals in the Catholic and liberal arts traditions.

Mission
Loras, as a Catholic liberal arts college, creates a community of active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision-makers, and responsible contributors in diverse professional, social, and religious roles.

Dispositions

  • Active learners want to learn. They are curious about the world and seek to make sense of their experiences. Loras students demonstrate their ability to learn in active ways.
  • Reflective thinkers display insight. They take into account their own dispositions and biases as they think creatively and critically. Loras students demonstrate their ability to think in a reflective manner.
  • Ethical decision-makers discern religious, cultural and personal values in order to act with justice and compassion. Loras students demonstrate their ability to decide matters ethically.
  • Responsible contributors to professions, societies and religious communities develop their talents and share them with others in ways that respect a global environment and are sensitive to cultural differences. Loras students demonstrate that they contribute in responsible ways.

Values
Pro Deo et Patria, the motto of Loras College, succinctly states the purpose of the Loras College Community. We strive to fulfill the will of God by helping students become contributing citizens in the world and achieve their ultimate objective of unity with God. The Loras College community embraces core values that define the way we work, behave, and relate with others. Truth, Respect, Responsibility, Excellence and Service.

Summary of Goals

  • Foster an active, integrated learning environment that develops a community of scholars.
  • Sharpen our focus as a Catholic diocesan institution
  • Challenge and support students to become engaged community members and responsible campus citizens
  • Persist as leaders in the integration of technology and learning
  • Strengthen recruitment and improve retention
  • Strengthen the financial standing and stewardship of college resources
  • Enhance and expand relationships and communication with the College's constituencies
  • Broaden our understanding of human dignity, particularly as related to diversity and gender
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