The mission statement of the Office of Community Outreach and Leadership Development is:
To foster active citizenship by exposing the Drury community to meaningful service and leadership experiences that effect positive change.
We echo the vision statement of Drury University through our programming and planning. Drury University's vision statement is:
With abiding commitments to our heritage and with renewed commitments to the global community and innovative teaching and scholarship, Drury will be a premier university where the finest teacher/scholars and professional staff educate students to become engaged, ethical and compassionate citizens for servant leadership in communities characterized by change, complexity and global interdependence.
Drury University is an open and welcoming community from a rich variety of cultures, races and socio-economic backgrounds. The mission and goals of the university dedicate the institution to being a community which “affirms the quality and worth of all peoples” and appreciates the “diversity of human culture, language, history and experience.”
Drury University does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or veteran status in its programs and activities. This policy extends to all volunteer and engaged learning activities. Therefore, Drury University and the Office of Community Outreach and Leadership Development seek to partner with organizations that provide services to all who seek them regardless of disability, race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or veteran status. Drury reserves the right to decline partnership opportunities if the university feels this requirement is not fulfilled by the potential partner organization.