Dickinson College was created explicitly for high purposes – to prepare young people, by means of a useful education in the liberal arts and sciences, for engaged lives of citizenship and leadership in the service of society. Long-guided by the idea of offering a traditional liberal arts education in a revolutionary way, Dickinson College follows a core set of tenets to be decisive, useful, curious and unafraid to take risks. Dickinson challenges students to be actively involved with the wider world and encourages them to think differently and act boldly. Its alumni are at the top of their fields as business leaders, professional artists and writers, sports agents and athletes, and doctors and researchers. Dickinson’s graduate-school partnerships reflect the high regard in which Dickinson is held, allowing its students to enter top programs with greater ease. The Advancement Department at Dickinson has a transformative impact, enabling facilities enhancements, scholarships, faculty development, student-faculty research, sustainability, academic programming, student life, athletics and more.