Muhlenberg College Mission Statement

Approved by the Board of Trustees, October 24, 2014

Muhlenberg College aims to develop independent critical thinkers who are intellectually agile, characterized by a zest for reasoned and civil debate, committed to understanding the diversity of the human experience, able to express ideas with clarity and grace, committed to life-long learning, equipped with ethical and civic values, and prepared for lives of leadership and service. The College is committed to providing an intellectually rigorous undergraduate education within the context of an inclusive and diverse campus; we strongly believe that diversity is essential to learning and to our success as a pluralistic community. Our curriculum integrates the traditional liberal arts with selected pre-professional studies. Our faculty are passionate about teaching, value close relationships with students, and are committed to the pedagogical and intellectual importance of research. All members of our community are committed to educating the whole person through experiences within and beyond the classroom. Honoring its historical heritage from the Lutheran Church and its continuing connection with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Muhlenberg encourages, welcomes, and celebrates a variety of faith traditions and spiritual perspectives.

View the College's Diversity Statement

Fundamental Institutional Values

Academic Program Goals

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Where do students learn how businesses prepare for disaster?
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How do Muhlenberg students spend spring break?
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Muhlenberg College students conduct service projects during their spring breaks.

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When do meetings, lessons and lectures bring together the campus community?
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Students, faculty and staff gather during Common Hour to share lessons, lectures and meetings.

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What are chemistry students working on for Johnson & Johnson?
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Where can you experience bipartisan commentary on each U.S. President?
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Where are teens encouraged to be the voice for their generation?
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Where do students witness the conditions present at the formation of the universe?
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What's their formula?
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Bill and Penny Dunham

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How are Muhlenberg students gaining real-world investment experience?
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Where do graduating seniors explore the skills they won't learn in a classroom?
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How are cluster courses helping students think critically across disciplines?
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What program matches alumni with students who want to learn more about a career path?
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What is Truman Scholar Jacob Glass '13 working on after 'Berg?
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How does Henry Mandelbaum balance school and full-time work at a NYC startup?
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How did Erica Wenzel '14 take a new look at MLB history with mathematics?
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