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Mission Statement

Meredith College, grounded in the liberal arts and committed to professional preparation, educates and inspires students to live with integrity and provide leadership for the needs, opportunities and challenges of society.


Meredith College is respected nationally as a vibrant learning environment in which students enhance their strengths, broaden their perspectives, and prepare for lives of impact and distinction.


The Meredith College community is dedicated to core values drawn from Meredith’s mission and heritage, including its founding as a women’s college by North Carolina Baptists.

These values serve as the foundation for our programs, our interactions with each other and our outreach beyond the campus:

  • Integrity…upholding high standards of truth and personal honor;
  • Intellectual freedom…fostering a spirit of openness and inquiry, and respecting a range of perspectives and voices;
  • Academic excellence…promoting scholarship, innovation, curiosity, intellectual challenge, hard work, and lifelong learning;
  • Responsible global citizenship…contributing positive change through ethical leadership and civic engagement;
  • Personal development…seeking intellectual, personal, and spiritual growth through structured and individual learning and experience;
  • Religious diversity…avowing the College’s Christian heritage while respecting all faiths and spiritual beliefs; and
  • Relevance…meeting society’s needs by educating students in programs that prepare them for the future.

Approved by the Meredith College Board of Trustees – Updated 6-1-13

Commencement 2015


President Jo Allen announces that Meredith College will offer StrongPoints™, an innovative advising and personal coaching model. Beginning in Fall 2014, StrongPoints will be a defining element of the Meredith educational experience that allows students to identify and capitalize on their unique strengths, preparing them for academic, professional, and personal success.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Meredith College President Jo Allen accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. She took the challenge in front of Meredith’s Johnson Hall on August 21, showing her support of the effort to Strike Out ALS. Meredith College, located in Raleigh, N.C., is one of the largest private women’s colleges in the U.S.


President's Messages

Class of 2015 Selects President Jo Allen as Commencement Speaker

President Jo Allen Speaks at Women’s Leadership Conference

How Planning is Making Strong Women (and Meredith!) Even Stronger

Contact Information:

President’s Office
2nd Floor, Johnson Hall
3800 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 760-8511
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