Piedmont University prepares citizen-leaders who pursue knowledge, innovation, and ethics throughout their lives.
Piedmont University dedicates itself to the transformative power of education through reciprocal learning, the development of compassionate leaders, and the stewardship of our local and global communities.
Piedmont University fosters an environment for learning by engaging in critical and creative dialogue. All members of the college community are challenged to immerse themselves in discovery, analysis, and communication.
Piedmont University cultivates a sense of gratitude and duty to humanity by offering opportunities for civic engagement, personal growth, and ethical reasoning in action.
Piedmont University upholds the intellectual, social, and theological heritage of Congregationalism through excellence in teaching and scholarship and by embracing our diverse society. We further these principles by encouraging empathy, innovative thought, and responsibility towards ourselves and others.
Mission and Core Values approved by the Faculty on April 17, 2013, and reaffirmed October 31, 2018.
Mission and Core Values approved by the Board of Trustees on May 3, 2013, and reaffirmed October 19, 2018.
Vision approved by the Faculty on October 31, 2018.
Vision approved by the Board of Trustees on October 19, 2018.
Strategic Plan 2018-23
In 2018, the Piedmont University Board of Trustees approved a strategic plan to chart Piedmont’s course through its 125th anniversary and beyond. Drawing from its mission, vision, and core values, the strategic planning team chose three themes—thriving students, vibrant organization, and compelling story—to drive initiatives from 2018-2023.
The current form of the strategic plan is found in these seven goals:
Goal 1: Increase Student Enrollment through Strategic Enrollment Planning
Goal 2: Increase Student Enrollment through Strategic Retention Planning
Goal 3: Promote Faculty and Staff Programs
Goal 4: Refine Academics
Goal 5: Enhance Student Experience
Goal 6: Establish a Comprehensive Marketing Plan
Goal 7: Preserve Fiscal Sustainability and Organizational Structure