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Mission Statement
Dakota Wesleyan University aspires to excellence in the liberal arts and professional programs, preparing students for meaningful careers and lifelong intellectual adventure. The university affirms its relationship with the United Methodist Church and fosters diversity in an inclusive atmosphere. DWU encourages the dialogue between mind and soul, simultaneously building relationships, developing whole persons, and promoting service to God and humanity. (Approved in October 1995)

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

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

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

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2010-2011 Fall

The fall schedule is subject to change.