Building on our extraordinary legacy, our sense of place, and our history and momentum, we aspire to improve our standing among the nationally recognized preeminent liberal arts colleges in the country. We will advance Gettysburg College and respond to our challenges and opportunities by focusing on four strategic themes: 

 Engagement

Gettysburg will offer the most compelling educational experience possible, emphasizing active engagement through a variety of learning experiences inside and outside the classroom that build leadership potential in our graduates.

 Distinction

Gettysburg will build upon existing areas of distinction while pursuing new opportunities that capitalize on our unique strengths. We will develop distinction for our academic and co-curricular programs and our pedagogy.

 Access

We will broaden access to a Gettysburg education, creating a campus environment that is increasingly rich in diversity. We will celebrate difference as a vital part of the learning environment and make sure that a Gettysburg education prepares students for leadership in a diverse and complex world.

 Connection

Preeminent liberal arts colleges are known for the sense of connection they foster among students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Community thrives on connection. Gettysburg will undertake greater efforts to build connections that support learning, engagement, and leadership by fully realizing the potential in our common heritage and identity to the fullest.