About AU

Mission & Values

Helios on the Anderson University campusThe mission of Anderson University is to educate for a life of faith and service in the church and society.

Living the Mission

Established and sustained within the free and open traditions of the Church of God, this university is committed to being a teaching-learning community of the highest order, engaged in the pursuit of truth from a Christian faith perspective.

Through academic and Christian discovery, we intend to graduate people with a global perspective who are competent, caring, creative, generous individuals of character and potential.

We will build those quality programs that will enable each member of the university to become stronger in body, mind, and spirit, to experience what it means to love God and neighbor, and to adopt Christ-like servant ways in all of life.


Underlying our institutional story are five core values. These core values form the pillars of the Anderson experience, supporting our every undertaking.

  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Servant Leadership
  • Responsibility
  • Generosity

Read our Ethos Statement