To Lead, To Heal, To Serve

Our Mission Statement

We continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ by creating experiences that challenge our students to be competent and compassionate professionals serving local and global communities.

Our Vision Statement

We will create a learning environment that inspires our students to lead, to heal, to serve, bringing wholeness to the world.

Our Values Statement

We foster transformational experiences that inspire compassion, integrity, and excellence, which promote a culture of service.

The Loma Linda University Mission

Loma Linda University, a Seventh-day Adventist Christian health sciences institution, seeks to further the healing and teaching ministry of Jesus Christ "to make man whole" by:

Educating ethical and proficient Christian health professionals and scholars through instruction, example and the pursuit of truth;

Expanding knowledge through research in the biological, behavioral, physical and environmental sciences and applying this knowledge to health and disease;

Providing comprehensive, competent and compassionate healthcare for the whole person through faculty, students, and alumni.

In harmony with our heritage and global mission:

We encourage personal and professional growth through integrated development of the intellectual, physical, social and spiritual dimensions of each member of the university community and those we serve.

We promote an environment that reflects and builds respect for the diversity of humanity as ordained by God.

We seek to serve a worldwide community by promoting healthful living, caring for the sick and sharing the good news of a loving God.

To achieve our mission we are committed to:

Our Students

Our primary responsibility is the education of students, who come from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, enabling them to acquire the foundation of knowledge, skills, values, attitudes, and behaviors appropriate for their chosen academic or health-care ministry. We nurture their intellectual curiosity and facilitate their development into active, independent learners. We provide continuing educational opportunities for our alumni and professional peers. We encourage a personal Christian faith that permeates the lives of those we educate.

Our Faculty, Staff, and Administration

We respect our faculty, staff and administration. Through education, research and service, they create a stimulating learning environment for our students. They contribute to the development of new understandings in their chosen fields. They demonstrate both Christian values and competence in their scholarship and professions.

Our Patients and Others We Serve

We provide humanitarian service through people, programs, and facilities. We promote healthful living and respond to the therapeutic and rehabilitative needs of people. We seek to enhance the quality of life for individuals in local, regional, national and world communities.

Our God and Our Church

We believe all people are called to friendship with a loving God both now and throughout eternity. We support the global mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church by responding to the need for skilled Christian health professionals and scholars. We seek to honor God and to uphold the values of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and its commitment to awakening inquiry. We are drawn by love to share the good news of God expressed through the life and gospel of Jesus Christ and to hasten His return.


Loma Linda University centers its academic and co-curricular activities around seven values. These are:

  • Justice - The commitment to equality and to treat others fairly, renouncing all forms of unfair discrimination. The God of the Bible is One who calls people continually to justice. According to the prophets, religious faith could be genuine only when it led the believers to "seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphans, [and] plead for the widow."
  • Compassion - The sympathetic willingness to be engaged with the needs and sufferings of others. Among the most memorable depictions of compassion in Scripture is the story of the Good Samaritan, which Loma Linda University has taken as a central symbol of our work.
  • Humility - The willingness to serve others in a sacrificial manner, and the self-respect that renounces haughtiness or arrogance.
  • Integrity - The quality of living a unified life in which one's convictions are well-considered and match one's actions. Integrity encompasses honesty, authenticity, and trustworthiness.
  • Excellence - The commitment to exceed minimum standards and expectations.
  • Freedom - The competency and privilege to make informed and accountable choices and to respect the freedom of others. God has called us not to slavery but to freedom.
  • Purity/Self-control - The commitment to be morally upright and moderate in all things, with complete control over one's emotions, desires, and actions.