The mission of Abilene Christian University is to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. This mission is achieved through:
- Exemplary teaching, offered by a faculty of Christian scholars, that inspires a commitment to learning;
- Significant research, grounded in the university's disciplines of study, that informs issues of importance to the academy, church, and society;
- Meaningful service to society, the academic disciplines, the university, and the church, expressed in various ways, by all segments of the Abilene Christian University community.
Identity, Mission and Future of ACU
We live in a time of substantial change – in society at large and certainly in higher education. In such an environment, only colleges and universities that know their identity and focus their mission on new realities will survive undiminished. This special report by the Board of Trustees examines the identity, mission and future of Abilene Christian University.