Emory University's mission is to create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity. To fulfill this mission, the university promotes teaching from the undergraduate to the advanced graduate and professional levels, and scholarship from basic research to its application in public service for the betterment of humankind. As a comprehensive research university, Emory has academic programs that span an impressive range from arts and sciences to business, law, theology, and the health professions. These different fields of study are knit together by robust interdisciplinary programs and a core devotion to liberal learning.  As an Association of American Universities member, Emory embraces a research-intensive culture, which has, as its core, a liberal arts foundation that is best seen within Emory College of Arts and Sciences. 

The scholarly activities in the Emory College center around research and creativity, teaching and service, science and art, and literature and performance. As a teaching institution at the heart of Emory University, Emory College exposes its students to a broad liberal arts and humanities education which includes:

  1. practical skills in critical thinking and persuasive writing, in mathematics and computation, in a foreign language;
  2. a basic familiarity with modes of inquiry, investigation and understanding of natural science and mathematics, to the social sciences, and to the arts and humanities; and
  3. a mature command of at least one discipline or field of concentration.

Emory College is committed to valuing difference and ensuring that the students, faculty, staff, and administrators are diverse in ethnicity, gender, religion, philosophy, sexual orientation, and physical ability. To prepare students for life and work, the College strives to offer multicultural and gender-balanced education in the curriculum, instruction, and services that address learning and physical disabilities.

Seeking to foster a community that sustains ecological systems and educates for environmental awareness, local action, and global thinking, Emory College joins the Emory University community in its commitment to protecting and enhance the environment through teaching, research, service, and administrative operations.

With campus resources that include an expanded chemistry building, a new sciences building at Oxford College, the newly remodeled Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, and a soon-to-be-completed new wing of Emory University Hospital, our students and faculty are able to forge intellectual connections throughout campus as never before, in spaces uniquely designed to catalyze opportunities for discovery, growth, and community.


As we begin the selection process for the next dean of Emory College, input from the university community is both vital and welcome. Is there anything that you would like to share with the search committee regarding the search for the next dean?

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