Statement of Institutional Mission

Claremont Lincoln University is a graduate university that provides innovative educational offerings with a global imperative. Students will develop capacities for compassionate leadership across social sectors. In an interconnected age, these individuals will engage in dialogue and collaboration across cultural, ideological, religious and economic perspectives. We achieve our mission with three areas of advanced inquiry and practice: ethical leadership, interfaith action, and social impact. Our students will integrate self-knowledge with critical perspectives and contemporary skills to create sustainable social change.


Create positive social change by teaching revolutionary engagement skills.

Core Values

Compassion – Follow the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Integrity – Be consistent and transparent in our values, actions and outcomes.

Respect – Value and be mindful of other’s views and traditions.

Diligence – Have a commitment to continually improve and the strength to make a difference.

Individual Responsibility – Hold ourselves accountable; deliver on our promises.

Innovation – Strive to define new ways to make education better.

Loyalty – Support and allegiance to CLU

Social Impact – Make the world a better place.

Service – Provide a quality educational experience to all who encounter CLU.