EMU Mission, Vision, Values
What does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? — Micah 6:8
EMU prepares students to serve and lead in a global context.
Our community of learning integrates Christian faith, academic rigor, artistic creation and reflective practice informed by the liberal arts, interdisciplinary engagement, and cross-cultural encounter.
We will open new pathways of access and achievement for all students who aspire to grow as unifying leaders equipped with intercultural competence, oriented toward peace and justice, and rooted in an active faith modeled on the life and teachings of Jesus.
EMU’s mission and vision are grounded in the enduring biblical values of Christian discipleship, community, service, and peace.
These values are embodied throughout the university in our distinctive commitment to peacebuilding, social justice, cross-cultural engagement, and sustainability. Rooted in the Anabaptist tradition, we follow Jesus’ call to bear witness to truth, serve with compassion, and walk boldly in the way of nonviolence and peace.
Eastern Mennonite University, founded in 1917, is an educational institution of Mennonite Church USA, serving students of diverse religious and cultural backgrounds. EMU confers undergraduate, graduate, and seminary degrees in the liberal arts, applied sciences, and professions.
EMU’s mission, vision and values are the foundation of EMU’s strategic plan.