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Vision Statement
Dakota Wesleyan University aspires to be a leading university that educates students to identify and develop their individual talents for successful lives in service to God and the common good.


We affirm the power of ideas, the pursuit of excellence, and a personal and collaborative approach to liberal arts education.

We promise you will have the opportunity to stretch your mind through unique opportunities and partnerships.

We promise you will continue your lifelong journey of self-discovery and growth at Dakota Wesleyan University.

We challenge our students, faculty, and staff to be leaders of character who will maximize their talents for the common good.

We promise you will have opportunities to be a leader, regardless of your personal interests.

We promise faculty and staff will be encouraged and supported in pursuing leadership positions on and off campus.

As a faith-affirming community, we embrace John Wesley's model of uniting knowledge, reason, and vital faith in curricular and co-curricular activities.

We promise spiritual development will be part of your education, in and out of the classroom.

We promise to help you develop a foundation for your lifelong spiritual growth.

We inspire and empower our students, faculty and staff to use their talents to serve God and humanity.

We promise you will have the opportunity to feel the joy, challenges and inspiration that come with serving others.

We promise that at the end of your education at Dakota Wesleyan University, you will know your best self and you will be prepared to use your gifts to change the world.

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