Mission

Calvin College equips students
to think deeply,
to act justly,
and to live wholeheartedly
as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world.


Identity

Calvin College is a Christian academic community dedicated to rigorous intellectual inquiry. Calvin students study the liberal arts and select from a broad range of majors and professional programs. The college fosters scholarship that creates new knowledge, that performs creative work, and that sustains natural and cultural resources. A Calvin education, marked by scholarly engagement with enduring questions and emerging concerns, prepares students to answer God’s call to live and serve in God’s world as agents of renewal. Calvin College does all this with a robust commitment to providing equal opportunities for all faculty, staff, and students. Calvin College was founded in 1876 by the Christian Reformed Church in North America and named for 16th-century reformer John Calvin. The historic creeds and confessions of Reformed Christianity guide the college’s understanding of scripture and inform its mission.