Founded in 1854, Lincoln
University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College &
University (HBCU), is committed to maintaining a nurturing and stimulating
environment for learning, teaching, research, creative expression and public
service for a diverse student body, faculty and workforce. With a myriad of
firsts to its credit and a tradition of producing world leaders, the University
engages in programs that increase knowledge and global understanding.
The University’s diverse student body
and expert workforce foster a supportive environment for professional and personal
growth and mutual respect.
The core values of the institution
University prepares its students to
use their gifts and resources to advance the well-being of its community and to
meet the challenges of a global economy.
University considers excellence a
standard in its academic, social, technological, economic, environmental, and
University cultivates a culture of care
and service among its community, which ultimately benefits the world at large.
University fosters understanding and
mutual respect for the contributions and perspectives of its diverse student body,
faculty, staff, alumni, surrounding and global communities.
University respects its traditions
and reveres its storied legacy.
University’s identity and its work are guided by integrity and sound ethical values.