At Gettysburg College, we provide our students with A Consequential Education.
A Consequential Education is one that guides students to gain greater insight into themselves, their passions, and their aspirations to leave the world better than they found it.
From our unique sense of place that grounds us in the enduring charge of President Abraham Lincoln, to our hardworking students, faculty, and staff who are innately inspired to Do Great Work, and our experiential approach to learning, we believe in the lasting impact of a Gettysburg College education. It is in each member of our community that A Consequential Education shines every day—in their hearts and through the great work they do—from Gettysburg onward.
It begins on day one. During Convocation, our first-year students walk through the College’s historic Pennsylvania Hall and are embraced as integral parts of this special community. Four years later, during Commencement, these same students walk back through these hallowed halls as graduates, proudly carrying their consequential education with them—and it stays with them.
This sense of place, the close-knit community, and the experiences gained at Gettysburg forever remain interwoven in the fabric of a Gettysburgian.
It’s our promise.