First Year Experience Purpose

Rust College is a historically Black, senior liberal arts, church related college, serving students with a variety of academic preparation. The college operates as a community of scholars devoted to the preservation and application of knowledge. Rust College recognizes the threefold function of education as being teaching, research and community services. The mission of Rust College is to assist students of all ethnic, religious, geographic, economic and educational backgrounds in acquiring skills, positive attitudes and a sense of responsibility for the development of themselves as first class, service-oriented participating citizens of our community, our state, our nation and the world.

As a liberal arts church related senior college, it carries out its mission by:

  1. Providing instruction for majors in Humanities and Education, TV and Radio Broadcasting, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences, Business and Economics.
  2. Preparing students with a Judeo-Christian orientation in the above fields with competencies for entry into graduate and professional schools and employment in the service profession.
  3. Offering a well-rounded program which will acquaint students with cultural, moral and spiritual values through course content as well as the natural environment.
  4. Providing developmental education – students who demonstrate academic potential, but are culturally, educationally or economically deprived, are provided with the tools to develop this potential.