The St. Olaf Mission Statement and Goals for St. Olaf
Read the mission statement carefully, underlining those parts of the statement
that best reflect your goals for pursuing a St. Olaf education.
“St. Olaf, a four-year college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, provides an education committed to the liberal arts, rooted in the Christian Gospel, and incorporating a global perspective. In the conviction that life is more than a livelihood, it focuses on what is ultimately worthwhile and fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit.”
Why were you drawn to these parts of the mission statement? How are they related to your goals for a St. Olaf Education?
Write brief notes about your thoughts and bring this paper to your first meeting with your academic advisor. Be prepared to discuss the mission statement and your goals for St. Olaf with your advisor.