Promote programs that connect Gettysburg College to its abolitionist founders and the intellectual legacy of the Civil War, to the Lincoln era, and to the struggle for the democratic freedoms around the world.
- Strengthen interdisciplinary programs and scholarly opportunities for students interested in the Civil War era.
- Strengthen ties between the Civil War Institute and the Civil War Era Studies program.
- Promote awareness and appreciation of the College's Civil War era heritage by supporting programs such as The First Year Walk, the bicentennial celebration of Lincoln's birth, and the Lincoln Prize.
- Sponsor exhibits and programs related to the Civil War and the evolution of democratic institutions.