- Our Mission: creative and ethical leadership for the 21st-century.
- Our Values: Respect, Courage, ᎦᏚᎩ (Gadugi, a Cherokee word meaning “working together for everyone’s mutual benefit”).
- The American Studies curriculum is contemporary, innovative, inclusive, and global. We offer an extraordinary range of courses informed by cutting-edge theoretical perspectives, teaching and research methods, and vehicles for reporting and representing knowledge. And we do so in search of the myriad answers to a question that is perennial in its timeliness: What is America?