LaGrange College Mission

LaGrange College MissionLaGrange College challenges the minds and inspires the souls of its students. Founded in 1831 and committed to its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its Wesleyan and liberal arts traditions, the college supports students in their search for truth. An ethical and caring community valuing civility, diversity, service and excellence, LaGrange College prepares students to become successful, responsible citizens who aspire to lives of integrity and moral courage.

LaGrange College challenges the minds and inspires the souls of its students.

  • Through an interdisciplinary, broad-based general education curriculum, rigorous study in the major disciplines, innovative learning opportunities and integrative co-curricular programs, LaGrange College students encounter experiences that challenge and inspire them to develop intellectually, socially, and spiritually.

Founded in 1831 and committed to its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its Wesleyan and liberal arts traditions, the college supports students in their search for truth.

  • The oldest private college in the state of Georgia, the institution has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church for more than 150 years.

  • Firmly rooted in the Christian faith and grounded in the Wesleyan and liberal arts traditions, both of which are devoted to the unfettered pursuit of truth, the college encourages students to deepen their understanding of their faith and empowers them to engage in free intellectual inquiry.

  • Welcoming students from widely diverse backgrounds and a variety of faith traditions, the college fosters an environment of respect and humility and is committed to the ideals of religious and academic freedom.

An ethical and caring community valuing civility, diversity, service and excellence, LaGrange College prepares students to become successful, responsible citizens who aspire to lives of integrity and moral courage.

  • Understanding the necessity of informed thought directed toward responsible decision making, the academic programs of the college provide opportunities for students to grow in their ability to communicate effectively, to encounter the world with critical insight, and to approach problems and opportunities with creativity.

  • Committed to the success of students as members of the college community and as alumni, the institution encourages students to see life and work as deeply related and to engage themselves in rich opportunities for meaningful service.

  • Aware of the global nature of 21st -century learning and living, the college provides multiple opportunities for students to experience distant cultures and diverse peoples through study-away options, language study, internships, and a wide exposure to cultural-enrichment events – all in the context of academic study and action that foster responsible, sustainable stewardship.

LaGrange College Vision
LaGrange College will be distinguished as a college that transforms the lives of its students and its communities.


History

LaGrange College historyThe oldest private college in Georgia, LaGrange has a rich history spanning more than 175 years.

In 1831, LaGrange began as a women's academy that was housed in a large white building just down the street from our current campus. A few years later, in 1851, we moved to our present location on "the Hill," which is the highest geographical point in the city of LaGrange. We changed our name to LaGrange Female College in 1851, then to LaGrange College in 1934. The school officially became coed in 1953.

LaGrange has retained Methodist ties throughout its history. Today LaGrange College is part of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.