College Vision, Mission and Core Values

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To empower every individual to reach his or her full potential through intentional programming that focuses on learning, service, and leadership opportunities.


Eureka College, affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is a liberal arts and science institution, which also provides professional programs with a liberal arts emphasis. The college exists to cultivate excellence in learning, service, and leadership through the mutual development of intellect and character to enable graduates to lead meaningful lives and have successful careers.

Core Values

Dedication To Learning

We are dedicated to lifelong learning and the application of learning to service and leadership.


We are committed to both the habit of service and thoughtful reflection about serving others.

Servant Leadership

We encourage campus community members to be servant-leaders engaged in a set of key practices that empower individuals and build communities.


We are committed to the development of high ethical standards and sound character traits.

Sense Of Community And Mutual Respect

We build a community where each person is valued and respected.


We cultivate a campus community that reflects diversity and promotes intercultural understanding.

Data-Informed Decision-Making

We assess and evaluate data in a way that informs everyday decisions and long-term planning.


We strive to communicate effectively to all our constituents and stakeholders.

Stewardship And Sustainability

We manage our resources in ways that preserve the College, the community around us, and our natural resources for future generations.

Our Goals

The true purpose of education is to realize the potential of the whole person. At Eureka College the student’s potential is realized not only by the accumulation of knowledge but also by challenging experiences, both in the classroom and in co-curricular activities. The educational experience at Eureka College is designed to help the student achieve ten goals:

  • Development of the intellect: the ability to analyze, compare, evaluate and reason, and the ability to deal with abstract concepts.
  • Development of communication skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening, visual communication, and mathematics.
  • Development of aesthetic awareness through encounters with great works of art, music, and literature, and through self-expression in the arts.
  • Development of cultural awareness through knowledge of the outstanding events and personalities of our common heritage.
  • Development of understanding of the natural environment as revealed by science and the social environment created by human cultures.
  • Development of physical fitness, alertness, and vitality.
  • Development of competence in at least one academic or professional field.
  • Development of greater social awareness and a greater sense of personal responsibility through participation in a community of living and learning.
  • Development of personal values based on an awareness of the various challenges facing the individual, the family, the community, the nation, and the world, with an effort to find the best solutions proposed by various thinkers of our cultural heritage.
  • Involvement in the search for ways to use knowledge in leadership and service to further the welfare of humanity.