Mission: Emory & henry college is a learning community in pursuit of excellence, engaging a diverse group of well-qualified men and women in educational experiences in which students confront historical and contemporary ideas and issues, and develop the ability to think critically about all areas of human experience. These educational experiences lead to lives of service, productive careers and global citizenship. E&h strives to provide the highest quality education, combining tradition and innovation as it transforms lives and creates positive social change in our region, our nation, and our world.
Programs: E&h college provided formal instruction and related academic support for 970 full-time equivalent students toward the fulfillment of bachelor of science and bachelor of art degrees in a variety of fields of study. The college's academic program is shaped by goals to develop the students' intellectual abilities, to strengthen their ability to think critically about ethical decisions and responsible actions, to evoke a commitment to serve others, and to nurture their curiosity through lifelong learning. Student financial aid was provided to most students through a variety of scholarships and grants, supporting the pursuit of degrees. Formal classroom instruction was provided by faculty members in small classroom settings. To enhance the academic experience for students, services were provided through the library, the powell resource center (for academic counseling, career services, personal counseling, skill development, testing resources, tutoring, workshops, and academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities), the ampersand center, and the office of the academic dean. Writing labs and quantitative labs were available to students on an ongoing basis. Academic areas of continued expansion included a marching band program (the only one in the odac conference), the occupational therapy and physician assistants programs in the new school of health sciences, and project ampersand, which is a project-based learning environment in the core curriculum.
auxiliary services were provided to all students. As a primary residential campus, most students were provided housing and meals. The mercantile continued to provide books, art and school supplies, medical equipment and essential grocery and health products to students for their convenience.
various services were provided to students through many programs and offices, including intramural sports, general athletics, the outdoor program, spiritual life, the martin brock student center, admissions, financial aid, the registrar, the student health center, the appalachian center for community service, the bonner program, the centralized student assistance office, and the office of the dean of students. Most students received some form of financial aid through various scholarships and grants, providing the opportunity to pursue degrees. Campus employment and internships were made available to many students, providing financial resources and valuable work experiences. Many community service opportunities were provided through the appalachian center, the outdoor program, and the chaplain's office. The outdoor program continued to expand its variety of programs. The college's equestrian riding team continued to be one of the most successful in the country, with 19 national championships since 2001, and the college's ihsa, ida and anrc teams continue to offer opportunities for students to gain expertise in the hunter, jumper and dressage areas. Riding is open to all students at emory & henry, regardless of their major or level of riding.