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  • Olivet Nazarene University, a denominational university in the Wesleyan tradition, exists to provide a university-level liberal arts “Education with a Christian Purpose.”
  • Our mission is to provide high-quality academic instruction for the purpose of personal development, career and professional readiness, and the preparation of individuals for lives of service to God and humanity.

    “We seek the strongest scholarship and the deepest piety, knowing that they are thoroughly compatible (and) … a Christian environment … where not only knowledge but character is sought.”

    (Quotation from the Olivet Nazarene University Catalog, 1915)


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  • At Olivet, we seek to honor Christ in all that we learn, say and do.

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    Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.