At Ferrum College, we believe the best undergraduate experiences happen by creating a welcoming and supportive community that encourages intellectual, personal, and spiritual development through academic exploration, directed social engagement, and purposeful action.
Our community is committed to offering an exceptional liberal arts experience that enriches the value of a Ferrum education beyond self-improvement and enhanced professional opportunities. Ferrum is a special place where everyone is family and every day is an opportunity to discover how to live meaningfully, how to value social and spiritual engagement, and how to become an exemplary citizen of the communities we call home.
Our faculty, staff, and alumni share a sustained passion for learning and teaching, service and leadership, and civic engagement and intellectual distinction. Our commitment to discovery through collaborations, with our students, our neighbors, and one another, inspires a vibrant, inclusive college community that transforms our students, our campus, and the communities we serve, locally, and globally.
We hope that your Ferrum experience will be an exciting opportunity to discover your potential, one that teaches you how to distill a sense of purpose and integrity from your education and professional experience to improve your life and the lives of many others. In the same spirit as the Social Creed of The United Methodist Church, we hope that you, too, will come to share our “responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.”
We look forward to welcoming you to campus and to you joining us in our efforts to create a remarkable Ferrum experience, for you and for all.
Panthers for Life!
Joseph C. Spooner