Essential Beliefs and Values
Limestone expects its students to be concerned with two closely related types of development: that of the productive citizen and that of the person working toward intellectual maturity and self-awareness. The undergraduate experience serves as a catalyst for the student’s intellectual development and as a means by which each student may reach his or her potential.
Limestone University values excellent teaching and supportive student-faculty interaction encourages faculty to promote active learning in face-to-face and Internet classrooms and seeks to cultivate the intellectual curiosity of each member of the College and University community. Because our society presents continuing challenges to values, students are encouraged to cultivate respect for other individuals and cultures. Limestone is a diverse community of women and men of different races, religions, geographic origins, socioeconomic backgrounds, personal characteristics, and interests. It aspires to be a community of learners that is harmonious in its differences, just and compassionate in its transactions, and steadfast in its commitment to an educational program of the highest quality. The University respects each student’s religious liberty and provides an environment consistent with the institution’s non-denominational Christian heritage.
Limestone University, fulfilling its leadership role in South Carolina, strives to enhance aesthetic and cultural life, integrate qualities of liberal education and career preparation, improve the quality of social services, help meet human resource needs, and promote economic vitality.
Limestone graduates at the baccalaureate level are expected to have acquired the following life-enhancing skills and knowledge as the result of completing all degree requirements:
- Competence in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and computation;
- Competence in their major discipline; and
- The ability to solve problems and make decisions using critical thinking and available information technologies.