The Mission of the College
Centenary College prepares global citizens to live productive lives of vitality and purpose.
Building on a firm foundation in the liberal arts, Centenary is committed to education that happens inside and outside the classroom, in the community, and in the world. Centenary students will be challenged to read, listen, and think critically; to write and speak clearly; to analyze, interpret, and synthesize ideas and information qualitatively and quantitatively; to celebrate the diversity of human cultures; and to appreciate the value of artistic expression. This will take place on a campus enriched by individuals from many faiths and cultures and that emphasizes ethical and intellectual growth and the joy of creativity and discovery.
Consistent with its founding as a Methodist institution and its continued affiliation with the United Methodist Church, Centenary College promotes the values of compassion, integrity, intellectual and moral courage, and personal and collective responsibility. Centenary is committed to the value of civic debate, the integrity of science, and the inherent usefulness of the liberal arts to help students lead lives of meaning. As a community, the college cultivates the knowledge, truth, and integrity that are crucial to our common future as we seek to transform the world.
Commitment to Diversity
Centenary College of Louisiana values human diversity in all its richly complex and multi-faceted forms, whether expressed through race and ethnicity, culture, political and social views, religious and spiritual beliefs, language and geographic characteristics, gender, gender identities and sexual orientations, learning and physical abilities, age, and social or economic classes.