Mission Statement

California Lutheran University’s Learning Community has established programs which exist through our culture and commitment to Liberal Learning, Professional Preparation, and Character and Leadership Development.

Within this context eight institutional student learning outcomes have been identified and defined.

Each of the eight institution-wide Student Learning Outcomes have intentionally been tied to the Mission Statement, as noted below.

The mission of California Lutheran University is...

to educate

  • Creative and critical thinking
  • Information literacy
  • Communication (written and oral) skills
  • Quantitative literacy


  • Interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Principled leadership

for a global society

  • Cross cultural competency

who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation and committed to service and justice.

  • Identity and values