Mission, Vision & Motto

Rust College equips and inspires students for excellence and service in their communities and throughout the world.
We Are:
· A historically Black, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church which was founded in 1866 by the Freedmen’s Aid Society.
· A student-centered college where everyone is committed to the success of all students.
· A college that recognizes the threefold functions of education as teaching, research, and community service, with its primary mission as teaching.
· A college with dynamic and excellent programs designed to support the cultural, moral, and spiritual development of our students.
· A college grounded in its legacy and commitment to social justice.
Vision Statement:
Our vision reflects an institution of learning, inside and outside of the classroom. Students will prepare for careers while studying in an environment that nurtures academic and personal development.
Motto:
“By Their Fruits, Ye Shall Know Them”