Strategic Plan 2011–2016
Living Our Tradition
Siena College is a learning community advancing the ideals o a liberal arts education, rooted in itsidentity as a Franciscan and Catholic institution
As a learning community,
Siena is ommitted to a student-entered eduation emphasizing dynami faulty-student interation. hrough a blending of liberal arts and professional eduation, Siena college providesexperienes and ourses of study instilling the values and knowledge to lead a ompassionate, reetive andprodutive life of servie and leadership.
As a liberal arts college,
Siena fosters the rigorous intelletual development of its students through a healthyexhange of ideas both inside and outside the lassroom. t provides opportunities to develop ritial andreative thinking, to make reasoned and informed judgments, to appreiate ultural diversity, to deepenaestheti sensibility and to enhane written and oral ommuniation skills. t develops in eah individual anappreiation for the rihness of exploring knowledge from a variety of perspetives and disiplines.
As a Franciscan community,
Siena strives to embody the vision and values of St. Franis of ssisi: faith ina personal and provident od, reverene for all reation, afrmation of the unique worth of eah person,delight in diversity, appreiation for beauty, servie with the poor and marginalized, a ommunity wheremembers work together in friendship and respet and ommitment to building a world that is more just,peaeable and humane.
As a Catholic college,
Siena seeks to advane not only the intelletual growth of its students, but theirspiritual, religious and ethial formation as well. o this end, Siena is omposed of and in dialogue withpeople from different religious and ultural traditions; fosters a ritial appreiation of the catholi intelle-tual heritage in onversation with ontemporary experiene; provides ample opportunities for worship andservie; explores the moral dimensions of deision-making in business and the professions; and afrms thedignity of the individual while pursuing the ommon good.