Purpose and Mission

What does it mean to be a Pioneer? It means being part of a rich history and tradition that continue to shape our campus community. It’s engaging in the spirit of exploration and discovery that began with our founders. Pioneers are eager to know more about the world they live in and how they will make their mark by contributing a fresh perspective. At Carroll, we live by a set of values that leads us to strive for excellence, stretch past boundaries, and treat those we meet with respect, kindness and dignity.

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Carroll University Mission Statement

Carroll University provides a superior education, rooted in its Presbyterian and liberal arts heritage, and draws upon its Christian tradition to prepare all students for vocational success, lifelong learning and service in a diverse and global society.

— Adopted by the Board of Trustees, May  12, 2012

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Justice Statement

Justice is a practice that includes the celebration of diversity, dignity, and belonging.  For our campus community to be a socially just organization, inclusion must be thoughtful, intersectional, and proactive.  


Land Acknowledgement

Did you know that Carroll's campus is located within the ancestral homelands of the Ho-Chunk and Menominee Nations tribes? 

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