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.
“By Their Fruits, Ye Shall Know Them”