As its mission statement makes clear, Duquesne University exists to “serve God by serving students.” Specifically, it achieves this goal by fostering the discovery or creation of new knowledge and skills, and by ensuring the dissemination of that knowledge and those skills – primarily through teaching, but also through research, scholarly publication, involvement in the professions, and artistic exhibition and performance.
At Duquesne, we intentionally set a high bar for ourselves. This reflects our well-deserved reputation as a rigorous academic institution as well as the Spiritan tradition of intellectual excellence that we have inherited. It is the role of the many schools and offices that together comprise the Division of Academic Affairs to provide students and faculty members with the resources they need to translate those aspirations into achievements.
Working with talented faculty in a wide range of disciplines, Duquesne students and the members of our support staff contribute substantively to fulfilling our mission. Regardless of the role you play, you may be certain that you are a valued participant in the vibrant academic life of this campus. Please accept my invitation to explore the many links on this page and do not hesitate to contact our office if you do not find here the information you are seeking.
--Timothy R. Austin, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs