Since its founding in 1847, Lawrence's mission has been to pursue excellence and integrity in all endeavors.

We live this mission every day as we help our students to seek the light of knowledge and understanding. It also informs our values as we work to become a more diverse, welcoming, and sustainable community. 


Mission Statement

Lawrence University of Wisconsin, through its undergraduate residential college and Conservatory of Music, educates students in the liberal arts and sciences. The university is devoted to excellence and integrity in all of its activities and committed to the development of intellect and talent, the pursuit of knowledge and understanding, the cultivation of sound judgment, and respect for the perspectives of others. Lawrence prepares students for lives of achievement, responsible and meaningful citizenship, lifelong learning, and personal fulfillment. As a diverse learning community of scholars and artists, we actively foster a transformative process that emphasizes engaged learning, supported by an environment of rich educational opportunities in a residential campus setting. 

Fall aerial campus view featuring Main Hall
Living our Mission & Values

The Lawrence community works every day to reflect the best of our community. 

23

Multicultural & Diversity-Related Student Organizations

2020

Year Lawrence received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity.

10,000

Kilowatt-hours generated by Hiett Hall's solar panels

1962

The year the Honor System was established.

Values

The values we uphold as a community are based in Lawrence’s past, informed by our present, and focused on our future. Our community values belonging, integrity, respect, and sustainability and strives to reflect and uphold these values in all campus endeavors. 

students waklking toward Warch Campus Center for lunch

Belonging


Lawrence actively works to create an environment that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and beliefs to contribute to and benefit from a Lawrence education.  

Students drop off and pick up their bags outside of Andrew Commons

Integrity


The university encourages a trusting and open environment by fostering academic integrity, personal responsibility, and honest behavior in all members of its community. 

students lay in hammocks on Main Hall Green

Respect


All community members have the right to live, learn, and work at Lawrence without discrimination or intolerance and in an environment free from sexual violence. 

Student weeds SLUG as part of their summer research

Sustainability 


Lawrence is committed to reinforcing a culture of sustainability, where our residential campus, green initiatives and coursework integrate to champion sustainable initiatives. 

Mission & Values Highlights