What We Believe
The values and beliefs of Cumberland University have shaped our culture to create a personal and meaningful college experience for our students. We’re committed to providing a transformational liberal arts education while preparing each student to compete in today’s dynamic and demanding workplace.
The mission of Cumberland University is to provide a contemporary liberal arts education to students seeking a high-quality, personalized college experience, which will empower them not only to have a successful and productive career, but to thrive intellectually, professionally, personally, and spiritually for a lifetime.
Cumberland University will be a distinguished scholarly community that prepares students to have successful careers, and lead impactful lives.
Our university motto “I will arise” brought life to our university symbol, the phoenix.
Through this motto, our pledge to one another is that we will rise to endure, prosper, and illuminate the world for centuries to come. This idea is the spark that continues to transform our University today. Together, WE ARISE.
W – Work as one team.
E – Enjoy your work.
A – Assess all that we do.
R – Respect and care for others.
I – Improve continuously.
S – Stay competitive.
E – Enhance the Cumberland experience for all.