About Manchester

Mission and Values

Manchester University Mission Statement
Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition.  

Values Statement

As a community of higher education rooted in the liberal arts and the traditions of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values:
  • Learning, because high academic expectations in an environment combining liberal arts and professional preparation equip graduates to live healthy, productive, and principled lives.
  • Faith, because our diverse faiths call us to make the world a kinder and better place, establish justice, build peace amid strife, and model lives of agape (selfless love), tikkun olam (repairing a broken world), and salam (peace);
  • Service, because committing self in service to others connects faith with action and abilities with convictions;
  • Integrity, because honesty and trust are the foundations of teaching and learning, enriching, enduring relationships, and strong communities;
  • Diversity, because understanding differences develops respect for ethnic, cultural, and religious pluralism; an international consciousness; and an appreciation for the infinite worth of every person; and
  • Community, because a positive community sharpens self-identity, promotes acceptance of the demands of responsible citizenship, and transforms conflict into mutual respect.

Vision Statement

Manchester University will become a multi-campus regional university known for liberal arts-infused programs, innovative health science education, and vibrant and transformative student experiences. Inspired by our mission to graduate persons of ability and conviction who improve the human condition, Manchester will seize the future by preparing students for successful lives and careers in an ever-changing world.

Non-discrimination Statement

Manchester University is committed to non-discrimination in campus life. The University does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, ancestry, race, color, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, religion, disability or veteran status in admissions or any area of campus life, including its educational programs, scholarships and loan awards, residence life programs, athletic programs, extracurricular programs, promotion and tenure policies and practice, and alumni affairs. Manchester University is committed to carry out the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans With Disabilities Act, which provide for accessibility of University programs to the physically disabled.