Values, Vision and Mission
The symbols on the Albright College Seal represent Albright’s core values, which define the very essence of who we are as an institution. Throughout our work and in our planning for the future we will remain grounded in, and committed to, these values.
The seal shows an open book, an oil lamp, stacked books, a wreath of laurels, and a Latin phrase. What do these symbols represent?
- The open book at the forefront symbolizes the prime value we place on academic freedom, wherein all forms of knowledge may be pursued with rigor, candor and openness.
- The oil lamp affirms the importance of learning to learn and the significance of a lifelong love of learning, illuminating pathways towards success in life and career.
- The stacked books represent the interdependency of all forms of knowledge. We value the benefits of interdisciplinary approaches to help us envision problems from multiple perspectives, providing more comprehensive ways to solve unscripted challenges.
- The Latin phrase Veritas et Justitia – Truth and Justice – affirms that the search for knowledge should not be separated from the search for wise and just solutions in human affairs and in the stewardship of the natural world. The combination of truth and justice means that, at Albright, we honor, nurture, and celebrate human diversity in all its forms and call into question whatever negates or endangers the dignity and worth of the human spirit.
- The wreath of laurels has historically been awarded to those victorious in competition. The value of victory is in meeting our challenges head-on, and successfully overcoming them.
The vision that inspires us. (Wording under development.)
Albright’s mission statement summarizes our purpose and goals. (Wording under development.)