College of Arts and Letters

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OUR Mission

The College of Arts and Letters leads liberal arts education and research at the University of Toledo.  Through our diverse people and programs in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences we prepare students to excel as creative, ethical, collaborative, and global citizens.

OUR Vision

The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Toledo, through its programs in visual and performing arts, humanities, social sciences, behavioral sciences, and interdisciplinary studies seeks to foster lifelong learning, professional success, leadership, global competency, multi-cultural understanding, and responsible citizenship. Across all of its disciplines, the College develops the foundational skills of analysis (both qualitative and quantitative), communication, logic, critical thinking, aesthetic awareness, ethical responsiveness, creativity, and advanced problem solving, as well as specialized skills and expertise that support students’ chosen career paths. College faculty teach with passion, engage in exciting research that is locally, nationally, and internationally relevant, actively practice their arts, and serve students as dedicated academic advisors and professional mentors. The College serves as the intellectual and creative public face of the university to the community, showcasing student and faculty in performances, presentations, lectures, workshops, and exhibits, as well as hosting visiting researchers, professionals, scholars, artists, musicians, and public figures from around the world who are leaders and innovators in their fields.  This rich interdisciplinary mix of extra-classroom events and activities opens windows to the world and to the future. 

College of Arts and Letters Core Values

We are a community of lifelong learners committed to the goals of the college and the University. Our core values, those values that inform all that we do and aspire to as the College of Arts and Letters are:

  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Engagement
  • Diversity
  • Excellence

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The College of Arts and Letters strives to promote greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and accountability at every level of campus life. This includes intentionally increasing compositional diversity and creating dynamic learning environments that embody acceptance and respect in which students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can thrive; and ensuring that faculty and staff are fully engaged in this initiative so that all students achieve their educational potential.

Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage has more details and resources:

  • CAL Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan
  • CAL Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team/Contact Info
  • Resources within our College and the University

Visit the CAL Diversity and Inclusion Webpage


Faculty in the College of Arts and Letters are often tapped as experts on a range of important topics leading the news coverage of the day. Check out some of the most recent news stories featuring them.

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CAL Faculty Accomplishments

College of Arts and Letters faculty are accomplished inside and outside the classroom. They publish books, articles and works of art. They perform and exhibit their work. Often they are found speaking at conferences, lectures and other important events related to their area of expertise.  Take a look at some of their most recent noteworthy achievements.

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Last Updated: 12/21/23