Our Mission + Commitment

Founded in 1833, Stephens College is an institution committed to her mission: Learn. Grow. Lead. Stephens is resilient and optimistic, faithful to her traditions, and eager to embrace whatever the future may bring. Focused on the arts, humanities and health sciences, Stephens continues to prepare graduates (whether from our undergraduate residential college, co-educational graduate programs or 90-year-strong Children’s School) for the lives that await them — lives of distinction, integrity and service.

A Mission That Guides Us

Stephens College is proud to be the second-oldest women’s college in the country. Shaped by our Ten Ideals, we stand in service to generation after generation of Stephens students.

Leadership That Drives Excellence

In 2009, Dr. Dianne M. Lynch became the 24th president of Stephens College. Today, our leadership team carries on a tradition of commitment to each and every student as a unique individual.

Our Commitment to Equity

Stephens College is committed to fostering a safe, respectful and inclusive environment for learning, living and working.

Ways to Connect

We invite you to learn more about Stephens. Home to bold women with bright dreams since 1833, we continue to embrace change and bold new ideas. See what’s happening today:

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