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 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 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

The 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.

•   Excellence

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

•   Integrity

Our community demonstrates the accord between our beliefs and practices.

•   Service

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.