Judson University, a Four Year Christian College in Elgin near Chicago. The Church at Work in Higher Education.

  • Mission, Goals, and Objectives


    Judson is an evangelical Christian University which represents the Church at work in higher education. We strive to equip students to be fully developed, responsible persons who glorify God by the quality of their personal relationships, their work, and their citizenship within the community, the nation and the world.

    Through a broadly based education in the liberal arts, sciences, and professions, the University enables its students to acquire:

    • Ideas and concepts which sharpen their insights
    • Skills appropriate to their career goals
    • A commitment to lifelong learning

    The Judson community experience challenges graduates to be:

    • Decisive leaders and active participants in church and society
    • Articulate proponents of Biblical Christianity
    • Persuasive advocates for the sovereignty of God over all life
    • Effective ambassadors for Christ

    Educational Goals

    Judson graduates will embrace a Christian worldview derived from critical and disciplined interaction with God's Word and God's world. This ultimate goal will be achieved as students attain the following intermediate goals:

    1. Embrace Christian ethics for lifelong growth and behavior, model personal commitment to Christ and the church, and articulate that faith.
    2. Practice wellness from a Christian stewardship perspective and make responsible lifestyle choices that lead to optimal health and vitality.
    3. Appreciate the development, values and limitations of their own and other cultures through personal integration and communication.
    4. Engage the complexity of human personality and behavior, developing balanced and critical self-awareness, and demonstrating sensitivity in interpersonal relationships.
    5. Develop widening aesthetic appreciation, discernment and expression, including an understanding of the creative process.
    6. Acquire critical and creative thinking abilities, read and listen perceptively, and write and speak effectively and responsibly.
    7. Develop analytical, research, and problem-solving skills using appropriate mathematics, logic, technology, and scientific methods.
    8. Embrace the Christian life, as ethical and redemptive servants, leaders, and stewards.
    9. Acquire competencies in a major field and skills for lifelong learning.

    Operational Objectives

    1. Judson will be a Christ-centered community that cares.
    2. The total Judson community will minister to the whole student, addressing academic, spiritual, physical, emotional, and social needs in a multicultural and multinational environment.
    3. Judson will deliver Christ-honoring professional service in all operations to all stakeholders.
    4. Judson faculty and staff will be spiritually maturing Christians who minister through learning, facilitating, mentoring and advising.
    5. Learner-centered education in the liberal arts and sciences will undergird all programs.
    6. Judson will be financially healthy.
    7. The university will embrace growth in student populations and programs through ongoing strategic planning and assessment.

    Student Outcomes

    Like any educational institution, Judson University includes students of varying degrees of preparedness, motivation and discipline. This being the case, there will be a variety of student outcomes. Indeed, no college or university can guarantee equality of outcome, but it can do everything in its power to ensure equality of opportunity. Our goal is to provide the finest Christian liberal arts education possible. However, it is up to the individual student to show initiative and take ultimate responsibility for his or her education.

    Community Standards

    We, at Judson University, do not wish to be conformed to the standards of this world, but pray to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. Therefore, for the advancement of the Kingdom of God and well-being of the Judson University community, we pledge ourselves to strive to embody the fruit of the Spirit as listed in Galatians 5:22-23.

    • Love. We will seek for others what we desire for ourselves.
    • Joy. We will cultivate a deep sense of contentment in every situation.
    • Peace. We will exhibit the serenity that comes from our awareness of God’s presence.
    • Patience. We will show tolerance when events or individuals behave contrary to our expectations.
    • Kindness. We will balance clear standards with a generosity of spirit.
    • Goodness. We will strive to live morally upright lives in relation to God and others.
    • Faithfulness. We will be trustworthy in our relationship to God and others.
    • Gentleness. We will be submissive, teachable and warm in spirit.
    • Self-control. We will channel our desires and energies into biblically acceptable expressions.

    We humbly ask God to supply through His Holy Spirit, the power and the will to attain these goals.

Judson University, Shaping Lives that Shape the World