Our Mission and Values

Educating Leaders for the Next Generation

Mission Statement:

Union College, founded in 1795, is a scholarly community dedicated to shaping the future and understanding the past. Faculty, staff, and administrators welcome diverse and talented students into our community, work closely with them to provide a broad and deep education, and guide them in finding and cultivating their passions. We do this with a wide range of disciplines and interdisciplinary programs in the liberal arts and engineering, as well as academic, athletic, cultural, and social activities, including opportunities to study abroad and to participate in undergraduate research and community service. We develop in our students the analytic and reflective abilities needed to become engaged, innovative, and ethical contributors to an increasingly diverse, global, and technologically complex society.

Union College Believes in:

  • Educating broadly and deeply
  • Sustaining resources
  • Reflecting personal and diverse views
  • Educating mind, body and spirit
  • Asking questions that matter
  • Furthering a history of innovation
  • Contributing to humanity
  • Thinking locally and globally
  • Integrating thought and action