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Vision, Values and Mission


Realizing the power of the liberal arts and sciences to shape global leadership and the greater good in a sustainable future.

Values and Mission

Franklin College educates the finest students from all backgrounds.  We provide a rigorous and relevant education for a diverse range of students, expanding perspectives to build confidence and character as students engage the power of knowledge, preparing them for enduring contributions to Georgia and the world.

Franklin College cultivates creativity and engages the life of the mind.  Instruction in a diversity of disciplines, the fine and performing arts alongside the traditional liberal arts and sciences, deepens our understanding of our world, our histories, and our cultures; drives critical thinking and empathy as a means of understanding the intricacies of nature and envisioning new systems and technologies; and enriches communities on campus, in the state of Georgia, and around the world.

Franklin College invests in research and instruction to understand and improve the world.  Scholars in every discipline are shaping the future. Creativity and critical thinking fuel local, regional, and global solutions – and inform future generations with responsibility, generosity and openness.

Franklin College improves our world. Our graduates engage a global mindset on the human scale, from rural communities to urban environments; our research has a direct impact on public policy and service to society; and our students and faculty contribute to local and global communities through service learning and partnerships, gaining by giving, learning by participating.

Franklin College prepares the next generation of global leaders.  We prepare UGA students with the knowledge and integrity needed for responsible state, national, and international leadership with the power of interdisciplinary expertise and the necessity of collaboration. Aligning pre-professional training with language instruction, area and ethnic studies, study abroad and international student exchange, and undergraduate research partnerships builds lasting impact from the diverse national and international perspectives our world-class faculty.

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