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
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
Franciscan values, faithful to the commitment to the truth and
common good found in Ex corde Ecclesiae and devoted to
excellence in learning.
The College engages students in an
educational experience that cultivates the spirit of
scholarly inquiry, ongoing reflection, and a commitment to
life-long learning and service. The College seeks to promote
a learning environment informed by the concepts of
collegiality, community, democracy, social justice, and the
culture of life that encourages individual and collective
responsibility. Committing to and accomplishing the
institutional purpose and goals requires empowering students
to exceed standards, expand their vision, and come to the
full measure of their humanity.
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.
Providing programs of study that
contribute to the authentic good of individuals and human
society as a whole.
Emphasizing the academic excellence in a student-centered
environment to enhance knowledge and inquiry in the pursuit of
Cultivating a student-centered environment which promotes a
holistic approach to student growth and development in the
search of vocation or calling.
Fostering an engaged community of civic-minded scholars that
encourages a culture of social responsibility and service.
Cultivating, among all campus constituents, a desire to
understand, a capacity for tolerance, and an ability to
embrace diversity while demonstrating ethical and moral behavior
in all endeavors.
good stewardship of College resources while minimizing the
carbon footprint of the College.
Expanding the scale and scope of the programs and the communities
the College serves.