College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Mission and Vision

CLASS Faculty and Staff


The College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences fosters intellectual and ethical development and helps students become individuals who value and apply critical thinking in our complex, diverse, and technological world.


The College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences is the college of choice for students seeking a creative and innovative polytechnic environment while pursuing a degree in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. We position graduates for personal success and civic responsibility while enhancing the economic, civic, and cultural vitality of the region.

  • Pedagogy: The College is recognized for its experiential and theoretical approaches resulting in critical thinkers and creative problem solvers.
  • Curriculum: Our curricula address the rapidly changing needs of a diverse, global environment while fostering an open-minded approach to learning.
  • Scholarship: The College is a beacon for discovery through research, scholarly, and creative activities of both faculty and students.
  • Culture: Our workplace and educational cultures are characterized by a commitment to transparency, equity, empathy, and celebration of diversity.


The students, faculty, and staff of the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences will exemplify the values required to create a just society and a more humane world.