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Mission & Strategy

Imagine LVC: Our Plan for the Future

Founded in 1866, Lebanon Ƶ College guides students to lifelong success through exceptional undergraduate and graduate programs delivered in a practical, supportive environment. Through our Imagine LVC Strategic Plan, we are looking forward, moving forward, and energized about the future.

Student in graduation gown.

LVC Values

For Yourself

  • Broad and deep learning
  • Health and wellness
  • Student-centered
  • Critical thinking and creativity

For Each Other

  • Inclusive excellence
  • Mentorship
  • Shared governance
  • Communication and analytical skills

For Society

  • Service and global citizenship
  • Kindness, community, and relationships
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Adaptability and innovation

Our Mission

Lebanon Ƶ College educates students for lifelong success through exceptional undergraduate liberal arts programs and professional graduate programs delivered in an engaging and supportive academic and co-curricular environment. We educate our students to think critically and creatively, analyze and address complex issues, and communicate effectively. We guide them in deepening their commitment to inclusion, civic engagement, and global citizenship.

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Our Strategic Vision

LVC will become the regional leader in higher education, known for offering high-quality academic and co-curricular programs in a personalized, inclusive environment that emphasizes career success and personal wellbeing.

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Our Value Proposition

Through exceptional academics delivered in an ecosystem of support, Lebanon Ƶ College students achieve more than they ever thought possible for themselves, their families, and society. Our students benefit from highly attentive academic, personal, and career guidance; forge lifelong bonds; and lead successful, fulfilling lives.


LVC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.