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From our deep roots in Christian faith, Roberts Wesleyan University is committed to equipping all students with the character and competence to lead in the midst of societal tensions and influence the most profound issues of today. With customized educational opportunities and immersion in career-enhancing practical experiences, Roberts ensures that every graduate will possess the skills that lead to the flourishing of people and communities throughout the region, nation, and world.

The university’s seven-year strategic plan, initiated in 2016, focused on engaged campus culture, innovative growth and transformational partnerships to further establish Roberts Wesleyan as a leading university for character education, immersive career-enhancing experiences and superior academic opportunities to enable graduates to thrive throughout the region, nation and world.

The launch of the new Vision 2030 Strategic Plan positions Roberts Wesleyan as New York’s leading university for character education. This position builds on the University’s 157 year history and motto of Education for Character and is representative of the university’s new strategic pillars embracing our commitment to being anchored in christian faith, offering customized educational pathways, committed to the flourishing of people and communities and graduating students who are ready to lead.

Building on our mission and core values as outlined in the College Statement, the strategic framework anchors the future of Roberts Wesleyan University in areas of historic institutional excellence, while expanding our reach by creating fresh expressions of our values.

Strategic Pillars

Alignment with Our Mission and Defining our Promises

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Anchored in Christian Faith

We remain anchored in our mission of integrating Christian worldview and learning into everyday life and work, which we believe is central to the formation of character.

We will be the ideal place for personal and spiritual development where every student develops the intellectual and spiritual humility required for engagement in a diverse world.

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Customized Educational Pathways

We offer customized programs and learning opportunities to meet the needs of diverse students as they seek to fulfill unique vocations and utilize God-given talents in productive lives of service.

Every student is given opportunities to explore their own calling and to create a personalized educational pathway to make a meaningful contribution in the world.

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Ready to Lead

We graduate servant-leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to contribute meaningfully to society as world citizens with a cross-cultural awareness and a global perspective.

Every student has the opportunity for paid work experience and hands-on education that provides the integration of character, leadership, and market-ready skills.

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Flourishing People and Communities

We follow the Biblical mandate to love God and neighbor through programs rooted in constructive and restorative acts, extending compassion, mercy, and justice to all people.

All students will be empowered to understand the deep concerns of the world and to respond in local and practical ways.