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Statement of Purpose

The mission of Wingate University is to develop educated, ethical and productive global citizens. Following its Judeo-Christian heritage, the university seeks to cultivate the following in its students: Faith, Knowledge and Service.


To promote knowledge, the university seeks to:

  • Provide programs of undergraduate, graduate and professional study
  • Provide a faculty committed to teaching and learning
  • Require an undergraduate core curriculum designed to develop:
    • aesthetic, cultural and literary appreciation
    • analytical and problem-solving abilities
    • critical thinking
    • effective communication
    • integrated perspectives on civilization, the individual and social group
    • wellness
  • Offer majors and programs of study appropriate for society and the university’s student population and resources that further develop students’ knowledge and skills in focused areas
  • Create opportunities for international study and travel
  • Provide opportunities to explore and develop academic, career and personal goals
  • Encourage participation in co-curricular and extra-curricular educational, cultural and recreational opportunities

To nurture faith, the university seeks to:

  • Sustain a community where the bases of faith are explored and where there is a search for truth and meaning
  • Articulate the ideal of integrity in all relationships
  • Encourage ethical application of knowledge informed by Judeo-Christian principles
  • Create and support opportunities for worship and faith development
  • Attract scholars for whom Judeo-Christian values and practice are important aspects of living

To encourage service, the university seeks to:

  • Emphasize the importance of service to God and humanity
  • Facilitate opportunities to volunteer time, knowledge and labor beyond the campus community
  • Sponsor organizations that coordinate service opportunities and foster leadership and teamwork