Mission, Vision, Values

Seal of Union College
A Christian college operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, founded in 1891 in Lincoln, Nebraska

The college seal is translated, "They shall be all taught of God," a quote from John 6:45.


Inspired by faith in Jesus Christ and dedicated to a personal student-focused community, Union College empowers students for learning, service and leadership.


Union College will be recognized as a passionately Christ-centered community where students excel in learning, gain professional competence, and prepare to influence the future with faith, confidence and integrity.

Union College Values

Core values are not expressions of who we want to become, but who we are. At Union College, our beliefs serve as the soil from which our vision and mission flower.

We believe ...


Learning is a life-long process rather than a graduation destination. We model continual learning and active exploration by uniting theory and practice and connecting the new with the familiar.


Life is best experienced by serving God, applying a biblical world-view and sharing God's love with others. We commit time and energy to developing personal relationships with God that are genuine, creative and intentional. 


Service is our privilege. We foster a culture of volunteerism, gladly reaching out to our local and global communities because we enjoy sharing and honor the example of servant leadership set for us by Jesus Christ.


Mentoring provides support for development of the whole person. We inspire each other to achieve, believe and make wise


Diversity enriches campus life. We create cordiality of discourse, encourage respect for differences, promote inclusiveness, and welcome diversity among employees, students and leaders.


We best learn and develop in the context of a diverse global community. We seek opportunities to strengthen our network of alumni, employees, families, church and business friends while welcoming new collaborative connections.


Union College has been entrusted by God with stewardship of His resources. We respect our students and care for our employees while maximizing our financial and physical capital in service of our mission.