CUI affirms its identity as a Lutheran, Christian liberal arts university which is guided by the Great Commission of Christ Jesus and the Lutheran Confessions. The entire university community—faculty, staff, regents, trustees, students, donors—embraces and lives out this identity. External audiences will recognize this identity, as demonstrated in the university’s decisions and actions.
Concordia University Irvine is:
- Upholding, proclaiming and promoting Concordia’s institutional identity by empowering the university’s constituents to claim and share that identity.
- Providing support and giving additional prominence to the roles of worship, ministry, witness and service in campus life.
Vision, Mission and Values
The Vision, Mission and Values program is designed to equip and initiate new faculty and staff members to Concordia’s identity, deepening their understanding of the Lutheran faith, Christian vocations in higher education, and best practices for the interaction of faith and learning.
Partner. Educate. Connect. Serve.
Concordia Cares mission is simple: to offer students, faculty, and staff opportunities to serve the local community. Concordia Cares partners strategically with community organizations to build sustainable volunteer programs, educate Concordia’s campus about current social justice issues affecting the Orange County community, connect students, faculty, and staff in service together, and serve the local community ethically and mercifully.
Vocations Without Borders
From Shanghai, China Concordia’s “Vocations without Borders” program trains faculty and staff to effectively lead missional and cross-cultural programs, both on campus and off. Pictured: Professor of education Dr. Michael Schulteis teaches at a migrant student program in Shanghai.
Grace Alone. Faith Alone.
"Grace Alone. Faith Alone." captures and explains these integral keys of Lutheran faith.