Oxford College is dedicated to the goal of excellence in undergraduate liberal arts education.
The college endorses the human and academic values inherent in the liberal arts tradition and—as an institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church—the moral and ethical values of the Judeo-Christian tradition. Oxford’s administrators, faculty, and staff—who are responsible for the character of campus life—are dedicated to maintaining Oxford’s longstanding status as a learning community characterized by intellectual vitality and freedom, individual responsibility, personal care, and mutual trust.
Oxford College concentrates its efforts on providing students with opportunities to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for academic success in courses they may select as upper-division students, and to develop the values that characterize a welleducated person. To achieve these ends, both the curriculum and the co-curricular activities of Oxford College are designed to teach students to read perceptively, think independently, communicate clearly, and embrace responsible citizenship. Thus, Oxford College seeks to create an environment in which motivated students progress toward the kind of intellectual, social, and personal maturity that will help them lead full and useful lives.