Mission Statement

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What I loved about Gonzaga was that it felt like home. There were so many opportunities to take that I could tailor my college experience to make it what I wanted. I went to the Visiting Writers workshops, met with professors, went to Coffeehouse with friends, became the Vice President of Running Club...the list goes on. Gonzaga allowed me to explore and find a path that fit me.
— Jen Hill
English '15


The College of Arts and Sciences lives our Jesuit, Catholic, and humanistic character by providing learning experiences that transform our students, faculty, and staff.

We do so by:

  • encouraging a critical self reflection on life, faith, and knowledge
  • engaging with meaningful problems in our local and global communities
  • pursuing the cause of social justice
  • fostering scholarly inquiry and collaboration

The College develops women and men for others, ready to face the intellectual, vocational, and spiritual challenges of today and tomorrow.

For more information about the College's Vision 2018 Plan, please click HERE.