CLA Mission Statement
College of Liberal Arts at Slippery Rock University is home to the fine and
performing arts, the humanities and the social sciences. Its mission is to:
students with solid historical, cultural, and philosophical foundations in the
humanities, fine and performing arts, while improving their capacity to think
creatively, communicate effectively, and act with ethical and aesthetic
awareness of the world we all share.
the cultural lives of students and community, and to play a positive role in
passing on this cultural heritage to future generations.
to the creation of rewarding and meaningful lives through responsible
citizenship and stewardship within a diverse and increasingly interconnected
to the cultural life of the region, promoting reflection, understanding and
richer experiences for students and our communities.
a better understanding of the complexity and interdependence of social and
political systems and processes.
faculty excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, and service as models and
mentors for student achievement.
CLA Goals – Students will:
understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of the liberal arts.
creative and intellectual horizons.
a spirit of inquiry leading to a commitment to life-long learning.
in co-curricular activities as participants and/or audience members.
understanding of cultural/ethnic diversity and commonalities, while exploring
the arts, philosophies, languages, literatures, societal and political issues.
and interpret creative works, data, artifacts and historical texts.
effectively in oral and written modes using varied media and information