COLLEGE MISSION STATEMENT
Inspired by the
vision of St. Francis of Assisi and in the tradition of the Roman
Catholic Church, we extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to God's
people, especially those most in need.
We call forth
all who serve in this healthcare ministry, to share their gifts and
talents to create a spirit of healing ----- with reverence and love for
all of life, with joyfulness of spirit, and with humility and justice
for all those entrusted to our care.
We are, with
God's help, a healing and spiritual presence for each other and for the
communities we are privileged to serve.
Seeking to be faithful to the ideals of its
heritage and its sponsors, Our Lady of the Lake College is committed to
meeting the educational needs of the people of God.
Institutional Purpose Statement
Our Lady of the Lake College of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is an
independent, private Catholic College founded by the Franciscan
Missionaries of Our Lady. The College is a student-centered academic
community guided by their Franciscan values, faithful to Ex Corde
Ecclesiae and devoted to excellence in teaching and learning. The
purpose of the College is to provide each student with a unique
educational experience by seeking to ensure the personal attention of
the faculty, administration and staff.
Central to the purpose of the College are scholarship and effort,
especially in those activities that cultivate knowledge and thinking in
support of further study, advanced education and the pursuit of
life-long learning. The College community recognizes that commitment to
and accomplishment of the institutional purpose and goals requires
exceeding standards, expanding vision and nurturing students to realize
their potential as responsible members of society. The College seeks to
advance a collegial environment that promotes individual and collective
social responsibility within the concepts of community, democracy,
social justice, and the culture of life.
Incorporate the Franciscan values of service, reverence and love for
all life, joyfulness of spirit, humility, and justice and the spirit
of Ex Corde Ecclesiae into all facets of the educational process and
functions of the College.
Provide programs of study, particularly in the health sciences, that
contribute to fulfilling societal needs.
Emphasize academic excellence in programs and degrees.
Cultivate a student-centered environment that promotes a holistic
approach to student growth and development.
Enhance knowledge and thinking in support of further study and
advanced education in the health sciences, as well as in the pursuit
of life-long learning.
Foster an engaged community of civic-minded scholars that encourages
a culture of social responsibility and service.
Cultivate, among all campus constituents, a desire to understand, a
capacity for tolerance, and an ability to appreciate the ethnic and
cultural diversity that make up humanity.
Optimize the resources of the College.
Expand the scale and scope of the programs and the communities the
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