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Thursday, March 05, 2015

Hampden-Sydney College enters the 21st century by strongly reaffirming the mission set forth in 1775 by the College’s founders “to form good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning.”

The College’s Board of Trustees in November 2003 approved a new long range plan that establishes four major goals to guide the College in the early years of the new century. The four goals follow—additional information about the benchmark objectives by which the College will measure success of each goal is found by following the “More Detail” link after each goal.

Goal 1:   

Our students will receive an excellent liberal arts education that both challenges them intellectually and prepares them to become good men and good citizens. They will learn to forge connections between the world of ideas and that of experience and will graduate well-prepared to succeed in the field of their choice.

We adhere to teaching approaches fundamental to an atmosphere of sound learning in the liberal arts.  Therefore, our classes will be small, permitting vital interplay between student and professor.  We will employ appropriate technology to further the dialogue essential to learning. 

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Goal 2:   

We will support programs and other initiatives so that our students will learn that the capacity to live a moral life and to provide leadership and service are among the most important outcomes of higher education. 

Pedagogy extends beyond the classroom to active engagement in co-curricular student life.  Promoting a sense of community within our rural academical village is essential if we are to succeed in our academic mission.

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Goal 3:    Hampden-Sydney College will achieve general name recognition in Virginia and focused name recognition in other key areas. 

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Goal 4:    Hampden-Sydney College must strengthen its financial base if it is to continue to succeed in its mission and assure its reach into the future.  Therefore, the College will develop appropriate strategies to increase resources on the one hand while carefully husbanding existing resources on the other.

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approved November 2003

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