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Mission and Administration

As the first of the renowned Seven Sisters colleges, Mount Holyoke has and always will be an innovator in designing and delivering an inclusive and exploratory liberal arts education.

The Mount Holyoke Mission

Mount Holyoke’s mission is to provide an intellectually adventurous education in the liberal arts and sciences through academic programs recognized internationally for their excellence and range; to draw students from all backgrounds into an exceptionally diverse and inclusive learning community with a highly accomplished, committed, and responsive faculty and staff; to continue building on the College’s historic legacy of leadership in the education of women; and to prepare students, through a liberal education integrating curriculum and careers, for lives of thoughtful, effective, and purposeful engagement in the world.