We understand our role within the Yale community as both servants of Christ and servants of the university. Accordingly, our central commitment to hold forth a Christian vision of life at Yale includes a concern for the welfare of the campus and affirms the mission of higher education in its pursuit of truth.

With those of Christian faith, we are committed to helping them deepen their understanding of how their convictions intersect vitally with their scholarship and profession. For all members of the Yale community, we seek to create conversations that provide interdisciplinary opportunities for critical reflection on the great questions and issues of the age, and how faith illuminates these matters.

Our commitment to academic excellence includes the work we produce in our various fields and the work we promote by others. Believing that the Christian tradition commends the highest levels of intellectual engagement, we find common cause with any who share a commitment to exploring questions of vital importance in a spirit of honest inquiry.