EMU Mission, Vision and Values



Eastern Mennonite University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, age, disability and national/ethnic origin in administration of its employment and educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

As a religious institution, Eastern Mennonite University expressly reserves its rights, its understanding of, and its commitments to the historic Anabaptist identity and the teachings of Mennonite Church USA, and reserves the legal right to hire and employ individuals who support the values of the university.

EMU is an institution of Mennonite Church USA. EMU claims exemption from federal law requiring nondiscrimination on the basis of religion.

Eastern Mennonite University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Eastern Mennonite University.

Eastern Mennonite University at Lancaster is certified to operate an educational enterprise in Pennsylvania as a foreign corporation by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

EMU’s mission, vision and values are the foundation of EMU’s strategic plan.