Welcome to the website for University of the Southwest. Here at USW you will find a community of dedicated, caring, talented scholars who are engaged in an educational pilgrimage. Together, we are on a quest--the active pursuit of knowledge.
This is a community of faith. As an intentionally embracing Christian educational community, we welcome people from the broad spectrum of faith traditions. We do not seek doctrinal uniformity; instead, we honor freedom of thought and expression. We are confident that if we "know the truth, the truth will set us free."
This is a community of service. As members of the human family, we seek to "do unto others as we would have them do unto us." We accept the invitation to pursue greatness by serving others.
This is a community of responsibility. Each of us is offered opportunities and we will be held accountable for how we respond to these opportunities.
This is a community of initiative. We honor, applaud, and seek to participate as partners with enterprising members of our society who contribute to the common good in productive commerce.
As a student at USW, you join with faculty, staff, trustees, and other friends of the University in pursuing an idealistic dream that is grounded in down-to-earth realities. Henry David Thoreau said it well: "If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
USW is a community of dreamers committed to building a solid foundation for our aspirations.
Welcome to the journey!
Gary A. Dill, Ph.D.