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Guiding Terms


Liberal Arts

Liberal arts defines the broad-based, integrative education that A&S exemplifies. Members of this community of learners become intellectually nimble global leaders capable of critical thinking and adaptation in an ever-changing and diverse world. Liberal arts includes humanistic values, artistic perspectives and embodied expression, the sciences of society and culture, and scientific thinking in natural and applied fields.


Community of Learners

Community of learners is a term inclusive of students, staff, and faculty at all ranks. The University of Richmond’s soul is in undergraduate education. Through “community of learners,” we in Arts & Sciences recognize that educating global leaders calls for an analytical disposition among all of us, as exceptional faculty and staff are themselves engaged in investigation, discovery, research, and artistic endeavors, and shine as examples to our students.