As a Christian university founded in 1864, Concordia University Chicago (CUC) is shaped and guided by its mission, “As a distinctive, comprehensive university of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, centered in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and based in the liberal arts, Concordia University Chicago equips men and women to serve and lead with integrity, creativity, competence and compassion in a diverse, interconnected and increasingly urbanized church and world.” Since its beginning, Concordia University Chicago has sought to serve the Church and society, both on our campus and around the world.
In the LCMS and other Christian communities there is a vibrant and growing interest in Classical Education with its deep historic roots for teaching and learning in the liberal arts. In service to Christ and His people, CUC desires to provide a Center for research and the gathering, sharing and dissemination of resources for those who seek to explore this rich heritage as a means to further the Christian faith.
To this end, the Center for the Advancement of Lutheran Liberal Arts (CALLA) at Concordia University Chicago has been established. CALLA is charged with executing the mission of the University through the following functions:
CALLA will work within the College of Innovation and Professional Programs within the university structure.