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2013 Orientation - Students Cheering on the Green

Mission & Core Values

Mission Statement

Mitchell College is a national leader in learning engagement within a student-centered community that maximizes each student’s ability to succeed.

The Mitchell Seal

The Mitchell Seal represents the educational mission and vision of the College. The Latin inscription ‘scientia’ and ‘libertas’ signify the two academic degrees, the sciences and the liberal arts. The lighthouse depicted in the center of the Seal pays tribute to Mitchell’s location on the Thames River at the mouth of Long Island Sound. The lighthouse and its beams of light symbolize both a beacon of guidance for students and their search for knowledge.

Mitchell College Values

Mitchell College values provide the foundation for a transformational learning experience:

Mitchell College believes the unique contribution of each member of our community creates a path to growth and accomplishment.

Mitchell College fully embraces and supports diversity of thought, culture, ideas, experiences and talents.

Mitchell College believes that contributing to academic and student life, and to the community at large, develops life-long abilities and inspires all of us to improve our evolving world.

Mitchell College commits to positive change, using bold and creative strategies to connect our students to the world.

Mitchell College values a learning-centered tradition emphasizing fairness, honesty, principle and character.

These values are the foundation of all we do; guiding our decisions and actions now and in the future.

Vision 2020

Mitchell College will continue to grow as a national leader in providing extraordinary academic and student support through strong individual and personal connections.  Mitchell College will expand its capacity to deliver innovative and engaging academic and co-curricular programs to traditional and non-traditional students who aspire to a better future.