About Us

Mission Statement

Lewis University, guided by its Catholic and Lasallian heritage, provides to a diverse student population programs for a liberal and professional education grounded in the interaction of knowledge and fidelity in the search for truth.

Lewis promotes the development of the complete person through the pursuit of wisdom and justice. Fundamental to its mission is a spirit of association which fosters community in all teaching, learning and service. These distinctive values guide the University in fulfilling its mission:

  • Knowledge
    The result of a lifelong pursuit of learning fostered through creative and critical interaction in a community of learners.
  • Fidelity
    The spirit which recognizes God as ultimate reality, unifying the diverse forms of knowledge in the pursuit of fullness of truth, while recognizing the diversity of human experience.
  • Wisdom
    The result of the integration of reflection and action developed through higher learning throughout all of life.
  • Justice
    The affirmation of the equal dignity of every person and the promotion of personal and social responsibility.
  • Association
    A commitment to student learning, development, and success accomplished through collaboration, mutual respect, collegiality, and dedicated service in the spirit of our Catholic and Lasallian Mission.

The word “Lasallian” in our Mission statement is a reference to Saint John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the Christian Brothers, a religious teaching order of men. The Sign of Faith

(Signum Fidei) is part of the seal of the Christian Brothers. Learn more about Saint De La Salle.

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