The mission statement guides Great Lakes in its commitment to provide:
- An atmosphere of community among students, faculty, and staff that focuses on integrity, empathy, creativity, scholarship, innovation, personal transformation, and service.
- An atmosphere of community among students, faculty, and staff that encourages students to acquire learning not only from their professors and coursework, but also from one another and from their own inner wisdom.
- An ever-improving array of educational opportunities and methods that help students change their lives for the better, positively affecting their relationships and their surroundings in the process.
- An ever-improving educational environment that encourages students to adopt Great Lakes’ philosophy of personal and global integration and through that philosophy to serve as effective citizens in the emerging global community.