Belmont Abbey College finds its center in Jesus Christ. By his light, we grasp the true image and likeness of God which every human person is called to live out. We aim to renew that likeness in all dimensions of life for our students and members of our community through curricular and co-curricular programs of excellence and virtue based in the liberal arts as practiced in the Catholic and Benedictine intellectual traditions.
By excellence and virtue, we mean the skills, attitudes and stable dispositions of character that make possible the consistent practice of the good throughout the full range of human pursuits (scholarly, professional, community, personal). Recognizing that each field has its own standards of excellence, we strive to achieve them, led by St. Benedict’s desire “that in all things God may be glorified.”
As a Benedictine institution, we find this glory especially revealed in the development of the whole person, guided by the liberal arts, as a responsible steward of the true, the beautiful, and the good. We welcome the talents of everyone, from any background and tradition, who is committed to fostering that development and contributing to the mission of the college. To the members of the Belmont Abbey College community, we offer an environment and community animated by this vision where they may work towards their own full potential.
THREE INSTITUTIONAL GOALS
- GOAL 1: CATHOLIC AND BENEDICTINE IDENTITY. Share the richness of our Catholic and Benedictine identity in light of Ex Corde Ecclesiae through college programs, activities and communications so that in all things God may be glorified.
- GOAL 2. LIBERAL ARTS. Provide our traditional and non-traditional students with a liberal arts education that prepares them—mind, body, and spirit—to pursue the good for themselves and for their communities.
- GOAL 3. EXCELLENCE AND VIRTUE. Embrace and instill the habit of excellence and virtue in all that we do.