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College Mission Statement

Inspired by the vision of St. Francis of Assisi and in the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, we extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to God's people, especially those most in need.

We call forth all who serve in this healthcare ministry, to share their gifts and talents to create a spirit of healingówith reverence and love for all of life, with joyfulness of spirit, and with humility and justice for all those entrusted to our care.

We are, with God's help, a healing and spiritual presence for each other and for the communities we are privileged to serve.

Seeking to be faithful to the ideals of its heritage and its sponsors, Our Lady of the Lake College is committed to meeting the educational needs of the people of God.

Institutional Purpose Statement

Our Lady of the Lake College of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is an independent, private Catholic college founded by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady. The College is a student-centered academic community guided by its Franciscan values, faithful to Ex corde Ecclesiae and devoted to excellence in teaching and learning. The purpose of the College is to provide each student with a unique educational experience by seeking to ensure the personal attention of the faculty, administration and staff.

Central to the purpose of the College are scholarship and effort, especially in those activities that cultivate knowledge and thinking in support of further study, advanced education and the pursuit of life-long learning. The College community recognizes that commitment to and accomplishment of the institutional purpose and goals requires exceeding standards, expanding vision and nurturing students to realize their potential as responsible members of society. The College seeks to advance a collegial environment that promotes individual and collective social responsibility within the concepts of community, democracy, social justice, and the culture of life.

Institutional Goals


Incorporate the Franciscan values of service, reverence and love for all life, joyfulness of spirit, humility, and justice and the spirit of Ex corde Ecclesiae into all facets of the educational process and functions of the College.


Provide programs of study, particularly in the health sciences, that contribute to fulfilling societal needs.


Emphasize academic excellence in programs and degrees.


Cultivate a student-centered environment that promotes a holistic approach to student growth and development.


Enhance knowledge and thinking in support of further study and advanced education in the health sciences, as well as in the pursuit of life-long learning.


Foster an engaged community of civic-minded scholars that encourages a culture of social responsibility and service.


Cultivate, among all campus constituents, a desire to understand, a capacity for tolerance, and an ability to appreciate the ethnic and cultural diversity that make up humanity.


Optimize the resources of the College.


Expand the scale and scope of the programs and the communities the College serves.