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Mission of Smith College


Smith College educates women of promise for lives of distinction and purpose. A college of and for the world, Smith links the power of the liberal arts to excellence in research and scholarship, thereby developing engaged global citizens and leaders to address society’s challenges.


  • Smith is a community dedicated to learning, teaching, scholarship, discovery, creativity and critical thought.
  • Smith is committed to creating an inclusive, equitable and accessible educational community founded on the free and open exchange of ideas.
  • Smith educates women to understand the complexity of human experience and world cultures through engagement with humanistic, social and scientific ideas.
  • Smith creates global citizens, committed to participating in the communities in which they live and to stewarding the resources that sustain them.

Approved by the Board of Trustees October 15, 2016.

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