College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Mission and Vision

CLASS Faculty and Staff


We cultivate one's intellectual development, ethical reasoning, and aesthetic sensibility to support creative and critical thinking in a diverse world of competing challenges.


We will be a supportive, engaged, and diverse community of teachers, learners, and scholars committed to improving the human condition and to bettering the world.


We the faculty, staff, and students of CLASS value:

  • Theoretical and experimental approaches in developing critical thinkers and creative problem solvers,
  • Discovery through research, scholarly, and creative activities,
  • Transparency, equity, empathy, integrity, diversity, and
  • Working towards a just, humane, and inclusive world.