Belmont abbey college’s mission
Our mission is to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified. In this endeavor, we are guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition, the Apostolic Constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae, and the Benedictine spirit of prayer and learning. Exemplifying Benedictine hospitality, we welcome a diverse body of students and provide them with an education that will enable them to lead lives of integrity, to succeed professionally, to become responsible citizens, and to be a blessing to themselves and to others.
A clear vision
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.
Major Institutional Objectives
- Embrace and instill the habit of excellence and virtue in all that we do.
- Foster the development of each member of the Belmont Abbey College community as a total person in keeping with the Rule of
- Provide our students with a liberal arts education that prepares them–mind, body and spirit–to pursue the good for themselves and
- Share the richness of our Catholic and Benedictine identity through college activities and communications so that we may inspire others
to become part of the worldwide Belmont Abbey College community.
Excellence and virtue
My time spent at Belmont Abbey College enabled me to study under passionate professors. The Catholic intellectual tradition of the College and the hospitable example of the monks showed me how to see everything in the bigger picture, and to respond to my neighbors as Christ. Finally, living on campus occasioned a powerful formation alongside awesome peers.
Darren Balkey 2014
Seminarian Diocese of Charlotte, Navy Chaplain Candidate
Our mission in action
We understand that it is not enough to say what our mission is; we also need to show it. Because we are committed to offering “an environment and community where students may work towards their own full potential,” the broad measures of retention and persistence are key indicators of our success.