THE MISSION STATEMENT The University of Lewis, guided by its Catholic and Lasallian heritage, offers a diverse student population programs for liberal and professional education based on the interaction of knowledge and fidelity in the search for truth. Lewis promotes the development of the whole person through the pursuit of wisdom and justice. Central to its mission is a spirit of partnership that fosters community throughout teaching, learning and service. Lewis is one of 60 universities in the world, sponsored by De La Salle Christian Brothers, an international order of Roman Catholic teaching.
Lewis University's Mission Statement is guided by its mission values, which are inspired by the Lasallian Fundamental Principles. Wisdom empowers Lewis University to plan creatively by providing learning experiences that meet the needs of a changing pluralistic society while maintaining fidelity to its Catholic and Lasallian heritage. Today, the Christian Brothers operate the world's largest educational network and the second largest higher education network, with 65 colleges and universities represented by the International Association of Lasallian Universities (IALU). Founded in 1932, Lewis is a dynamic, co-educational university offering more than 80 specializations and undergraduate study programs, 37 graduate programs and two doctoral programs.
The Office also serves as a resource for those who want to better understand and explore the heritage and identity of Lewis University. This core value of the Association is an invitation to become a committed member of the Lewis University community, a community in which every professor and staff member is an educator called to integrate the fundamental elements of mission into their professional lives, living that charisma in their teaching, leadership and service. The Association invites Lewis University to achieve its vision and institutional objectives through the unified efforts of faculty, staff, administrators, trustees, alumni and benefactors for the benefit of its students. The Office collaborates with faculty and staff to promote the University's Mission in the spirit of Partnership through a variety of structures, including the Mission and Heritage Council, the Center for Ministry and Spirituality, the Lasallian Vocational Council, the University Ministry, the Department of Theology and others.