The mission of the University of Charleston is to educate each student for a life of productive work, enlightened living, and community involvement. The University is located in the state capital of West Virginia amidst magnificent mountains and rivers. The University prepares students to contribute to society immediately and throughout their lives. Their work will vary tremendously, but we hope that each graduate will improve his or her world. Productive work isn’t defined by the acquisition of great material gain for the graduate, but by the positive impact of the work on the graduate’s community and world.