Indiana Wesleyan University's mission, vision, and values drive the University's planning initiatives.


Indiana Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered academic community committed to changing the world by developing students in character, scholarship, and leadership.


Indiana Wesleyan University is truly a great Christian university serving the world.


The primary value for Indiana Wesleyan University is Christlikeness. The challenge to follow Christ compels us to pursue a personal and professional lifestyle of commitment, leadership, service, stewardship, innovation, and diversity.


Each operational unit of IWU, guided by the University’s common mission, vision and values, develops a strategic plan that is tailored to their unique context. Within each strategic plan, the following four key strategies of Indiana Wesleyan University form the framework for all key initiatives.

Four Key Strategies

Great universities are characterized by great students, great people, great programs, and great scope. A truly great Christian university will develop these characteristics in ways that are informed by and faithful to the historic Christian faith.

Great Students

We will recruit, provide affordable access to, and graduate great students.

Great People

We will provide our people with the resources to maximize our great Christian learning community so that it is enjoyable, diverse, and unified in purpose.

Great Programs

We will offer great academic and co-curricular programs with the infrastructure to support them at a sustainable cost.

Great Scope

We will enlarge our scope by fostering a global mindset and serving the global church.