Combinations 2020

A 2020 Vision for Allegheny College — Our Promise

In 2020, Allegheny College will stand among the most distinguished and recognized colleges in America. High achieving students from around the world who possess an unusual combination of interests, skills and talents will make Allegheny their first choice among liberal arts colleges. And because of its commitment to access, Allegheny will ensure that these exceptional young women and men will be able to attend our college, irrespective of socioeconomic status.

They will choose Allegheny because they know that here, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, the student experience is second to none. Here, faculty challenge students to explore the full range of their interests, develop unmatched critical thinking skills, learn to live and work in community, and develop confidence in their own promise and potential. Allegheny will also be the choice of extraordinary students because they recognize the “value added” it promises, a relevant liberal arts experience that prepares them for meaningful lives after graduation. We will evaluate these outcomes to ensure that this promise is fulfilled. In communities across the nation and around the world, to be an alumna or alumnus of Allegheny College will warrant recognition for being part of a proud and respected tradition.

True to its history, Allegheny will continue to prepare its graduates for leadership in the professions, business, and the public sector. Moreover, it will prepare citizens who contribute to the cultural and economic lives of their communities and act with insight, passion, ethical awareness and sensitivity on the complex challenges of their world.

These are our promises to the students of our third century–promises that are rooted in our history, true to our traditions, and relevant to an increasingly complex world.

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