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Philosophy at Springfield College

Our Mission

The mission of Springfield College is to educate the whole person in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.

It starts with Humanics

Humanics, the age-old Greek ideal of the balanced individual. We believe, as did the ancient Greeks, that a person’s emotional, intellectual, and physical lives are interconnected. The Humanics philosophy calls for the education of the whole person—in spiritmind, and body—for leadership in service to others. And, we represent this ideology with a triangle. You may have seen a couple around campus.

Photo of Architecture with the Words Spirit, Mind and Body

Sounds pretty deep, but it's really not that complicated.

Springfield College Seal

Simply put, it's not all about books around here. It's also about bodies, attitudes, and emotions. So, while preparing for your life of helping others, your education at Springfield College will also provide you with an understanding of how the elements of Humanics work together. It’s all about balance. 

And so far, the balancing act seems to be working.

In more than 60 countries worldwide (at last count), Springfield College’s more than 45,000 alumni are providing leadership and making a difference—as coaches, corporate CEOs, social workers, authors, medical professionals, athletic trainers, software engineers—and that’s just the beginning.

We think the ancient Greeks would be proud.