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About ETBU

University Mission Statement and Core Commitments

University Mission Statement

As a Christ-centered institution, East Texas Baptist University educates students by integrating biblical faith and learning to develop mind, body, and soul through community engagement to prepare graduates to be Christian servant leaders in their calling to God and humanity.  

Core Commitments

Embracing Faith
Ensure the integration of biblical faith in curricular and co-curricular experiences including opportunities while embracing our Baptist heritage.

Engaging Minds
Equip students through excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship to explore God's truth and provide the knowledge and skills for academic success, degree completion, employment opportunity, and lifelong learning.

Empowering Leaders
Develop and deploy Christian Servant Leaders for their callings to God and to humanity.

Enhancing Community
Create an environment conducive to the development of the whole person through relevant facilities, resources, and services which allows a diverse and growing community to utilize their God-given gifts both locally and globally.