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Our Philosophy of Student Success

Wholeness: As students, staff, and faculty of Mary Baldwin College, we develop body, mind, and spirit. Our graduates assume responsibility for their own spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and physical well-being. We understand that life is difficult and we strive to be compassionate towards ourselves and one another.

Honor and Integrity: As students, staff, and faculty of Mary Baldwin College, honor and integrity are our core values. Our graduates respect others and are trusted and respected by families, friends, and colleagues. They are honorable in their actions.

Leadership and Service: As students, staff, and faculty of Mary Baldwin College, we participate in the life of the College and we expect to be held accountable for the quality of our community. Our graduates are aware of their responsibilities as global citizens and they participate actively in the communities to which they belong.

Wonder and Inquiry: As students, staff, and faculty of Mary Baldwin College, we are open to new people, technologies, and ideas. Our graduates think critically and creatively, learn throughout life, and exhibit a spirit of adventure that makes them alive and helps them keep pace with rapid changes.

Challenge and Risk: As students, staff, and faculty of Mary Baldwin College, we are ready to grow, willing to be tested, and able to innovate. Our graduates balance the life of the mind and the life of action.

Self-Knowledge and Personal Competence: As students, staff, and faculty of Mary Baldwin College, we value the liberal arts and learn to understand our place in history. Our graduates, primarily women, have a sense of voice and are free to shape their own lives.