Core Values

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Opportunity
Franklin College opens doors to the finest students from all backgrounds
.  We provide a rigorous and relevant education for these diverse students, challenging them as they challenge our faculty, and preparing them for significant contributions to Georgia and the world at large.
 

Intellectual Growth
Franklin College sparks creativity and enriches the life of the mind. 
Instruction in a diversity of disciplines, importantly including the fine and performing arts alongside the traditional liberal arts and sciences, deepens our understanding of ourselves, our histories, and our cultures; drives us to understand the intricacies of nature and to develop new and important technologies; and enriches communities on campus and around the world.

Discovery
Franklin College invests in research and instruction to understand and improve the world
.  Our scholars are shaping the future.  Creativity and innovation fuel the local, regional, and global economies -- and offer the promise of better living in a better world.

Outreach
Franklin College improves our communities.
  Our graduates engage effectively in family, workplace, and community settings; our research has a direct impact on public policy and service organizations; and our students and faculty give back to schools and local and global communities through public service courses and partnerships.

Leadership
Franklin College equips the next generation of global leaders.
  We prepare our students with the skills and experiences needed for responsible state, national, and international leadership, through language instruction; area and ethnic studies; study abroad and international student exchange; faculty and student research partnerships; and the diverse national and international perspectives our world-class faculty bring with them to Athens.