Lakeland College, a liberal arts college related to the United Church of Christ, is committed to educating men and women of diverse backgrounds enabling them to earn a living, to make ethical decisions, and to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives distinguished by intellectual, moral and spiritual growth.
Lakeland is an educational community where students and faculty share academic goals and join in a common intellectual quest. Teaching and learning, the search for knowledge and understanding, and the critical examination of ideas, values and actions are the central activities of the college.
Lakeland is a just community where the sacredness of each person is honored and where courtesy and honesty are practiced. The college engages in the humane enterprise of educating by helping students make a connection between what they learn and how they live.
Lakeland is a covenantal community, affirming with the United Church of Christ the centrality of religious truth and the promise of Jesus that "one who seeks, finds." The concern for humankind exemplified in the life of Christ is reflected in the core curriculum of the college.
Lakeland is a global community, drawing students of varied ages, religious backgrounds and cultural traditions, from areas around the world, building a community out of the rich diversity of its members in a climate of civility, respect and free expression.