Areas of Strategic Focus
Innovation and relevance
Pursued through academic programs, educational innovation and experiential learning
Pursued through holistic and integrative coordination
Pursued through building deep and authentic relationships and intentional equity and inclusion
ACU is a vibrant, innovative, Christ-centered community that engages students in authentic spiritual and intellectual growth, equipping them to make a real difference in the world.
Abilene Christian University’s vision lays out our path as a premier university for Christ-centered, global leaders. Built upon rigorous academics and leadership development, we are preparing talented students to become Christ’s “salt and light” in the world by:
- Producing leaders who think critically, globally and missionally.
- Building distinctive and innovative programs.
- Delivering a unique, Christ-centered experience that draws students into community.
- Expanding the university’s Christian influence and educational reach nationally and internationally.
Our Enduring Core Values
As unknowns surround us in a rapidly-changing world, ACU turns to the foundational values that shape who we are and what we do as an institution and community. Our distinctive worldview is affirmed through:
Rigorous critical thinking and academic exploration shape our calling to teach, research and mentor.
Missional living and spiritual formation are centered in our campus culture.
Fortified and nurtured relationships become deep bonds between students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Members of our community from all ethnic, racial and gender backgrounds are created and beloved in God’s image.
Evidence-based decisions undergird our commitment to economic, high-quality programs.