Mission, Vision and Values

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Our Purpose

To educate and inspire students to pursue God's calling.


To be the Christian university of choice known for empowering students to achieve exceptional life outcomes.


  • Students First
  • Christ in Everything
  • Innovation to Improve Outcomes
Our Promise

At George Fox, each student will Be Known – personally, academically and spiritually.

Core Themes

George Fox University’s mission can be expressed in four essential elements, or core themes:

  1. Excellence in liberal arts foundation
  2. Excellence in professional preparation
  3. Christ-centered community
  4. Local and global engagement

Learn more about our core themes

Faith Statement

Since its founding in 1891, George Fox has remained an intentionally Christ-centered institution.

Read our Statement of Faith


We believe in the dignity of each person, and we value the beauty and diversity of God’s kingdom.

Learn more about how we aspire to make George Fox a welcoming community for all 

Strategic Direction

Higher education is at a turning point, and now is the time to navigate toward our future with new ways of educating and inspiring students to pursue God's calling on their lives.

Learn more about how we’re navigating toward our future