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Mission, Vision and Values


DePauw University Mission Statement, updated in 2017: 

DePauw University develops leaders the world needs through an uncommon commitment to the liberal arts. 

DePauw's diverse and inclusive learning and living experience, distinctive in its rigorous intellectual engagement and its global and experiential learning opportunities, leads to a life of meaning and means. DePauw prepares graduates who support and create positive change in their communities and the world. 


DePauw’s strategic plan is organized around four themes and is a succinct way to measure our vision for 2025:

As a great place to learn, live and work, DePauw will become a university of choice and distinction known for the integration of its rigorous liberal arts curriculum and robust co-curriculum and its unique commitment to the success of each student.



  • Student Focus
  • Collaboration
  • Curiosity
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion


  • Commitment to Excellence 
  • Trust
  • Integrity
  • Respect