Mission Statement


As a distinctive, comprehensive university of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, centered in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and based in the liberal arts, Concordia University Chicago equips men and women to serve and lead with integrity, creativity, competence, and compassion in a diverse,
interconnected, and increasingly urbanized church and world.


Concordia University Chicago is the university of choice for those seeking a Christian institution
in the Midwest which provides a broad, liberal arts based undergraduate education, as well as
graduate and professional programs in areas of demonstrated competence, which serve a particular need of society and advance the mission of the Church.

Core Values

We at Concordia University Chicago embrace these Core Values as essential to living together in a vibrant and influential Christian academic community and as productive citizens of the Church and world.

Christian Faith
Christian faith is an integral part of our community.

The Individual
As a member of God’s creation each person is unique and is blessed with inherent worth.

We strive for excellence in who we are and what we do.

Our community demonstrates the accord between our beliefs and practices.

Recognizing and addressing the needs of others is a response to God’s love for us and a reflection of God’s love for them.