Mission Statement

Mission Statement


Real Experience. Real Success.

Enhancing lives through quality education and professional preparatory experiences. 


The Next Great Learner-Centric University

Lindenwood University, a nationally recognized institution of higher learning, delivers comprehensive student-centric learning and community engagement through innovative, relevant, and forward-thinking academic and experiential programs.

Our Core Values

At Lindenwood, our purpose is to support our students in reaching their educational and professional goals, achieving our mission of providing real experiences that lead to real success.

We put our students first. We have an unwavering commitment to providing the highest quality education, service, and experience by connecting with our students at every interaction in their educational journey and beyond.  

We thrive together.  As team members, we foster a community founded on collaboration, authenticity, support, and understanding.   

We do what is right. We work hard and hold ourselves accountable for our decisions, actions, and words.   

We have grit. We relentlessly pursue innovation, adaptability, and continuous learning, even in the presence of challenges. 

History and Tradition

Lindenwood is an independent, public-serving, University that has a historical relationship with the Presbyterian Church and is firmly rooted in Judeo-Christian values. These values include belief in an ordered, purposeful universe, the dignity of work, the worth and integrity of the individual, the obligations and privileges of citizenship, and the primacy of the truth.