Mission & Values

Mission & Values

Our Mission

Doane University's mission is to provide an exceptional liberal arts education in a creative, inclusive, and collaborative community where faculty and staff work closely with undergraduate and graduate students preparing them for lives rooted in intellectual inquiry, ethical values, and a commitment to engage as leaders and responsible citizens in the world.


Our Values

Community: Doane is an engaged and cohesive community comprised of individuals and smaller communities, in which everyone can contribute and participate.

Empowerment: Doane encourages its community members to take initiative - to act effectively and ethically by making principled decisions and taking responsibility for them.

Excellence: Doane sets high standards of teaching, scholarship, service, and leadership.

Impact: It is the heart of the Doane experience. At Doane, you can make a positive difference on oneself, on others, on the environment, and on life.