2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Graduate

Mission, Vision and Core Values

Mission

Steadfast in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, Concordia University Chicago promotes academic rigor in its liberal arts and professional programs; grounds students in objective truth, integrity, and excellence; and practices faithfulness to the Confessional teachings of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, as it forms students for vocations in church, family, and the world.

Vision

Concordia University Chicago is a Christ-centered Lutheran university where truth, freedom, and vocation form students for lives of influence and service for the common good.

Core Values

As a Christian university of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, we at Concordia University Chicago value:

  • Christian Faith - Christian faith is an integral part of our community.
  • The Individual - As a member of God’s creation each person is unique and is blessed with inherent worth.
  • Excellence - We strive for excellence in who we are and what we do.
  • Integrity - Our community demonstrates the accord between our beliefs and practices.
  • Service - Recognizing and addressing the needs of others is a response to God’s love for us, and a reflection of God’s love for them.