Williams University is an independent Liberal Arts University that combines the unique strengths of small liberal arts colleges and those of larger comprehensive universities and where liberal and professional education are enhanced by their integration and the recognition of their unity.
At the foundation of the institution is a set of core values that play a central role in guiding a respectful, diverse, and intellectually vibrant university community:
-Love of learning as an intrinsic value
-Preparation for careers and future study
-Collaboration of students and faculty in research -Commitment to community service -Appreciation of global perspectives