College of Liberal Arts

About CLA

Our mission is to transform lives by

  • Cultivating critical thinking, analytical reasoning and creative expression;
  • Uniting theory and practice to inspire innovation;
  • Collaborating within and across disciplines;
  • Instilling the capacities necessary to be life-long learners responsibly engaged in a diverse globalized world.

We create dynamic learning environments through

  • Faculty-student engagement
  • Open inquiry
  • Community dialogues
  • Multicultural competence
  • Scholarly and creative activity
  • Interdisciplinary practices
  • Free, respectful and responsible discourse

College Distinctions What makes us unique?

Our student, faculty and alumni accomplishments over the years are impressive. The College of Liberal Arts and School of the Arts produces published authors, composers, featured performers, broadcasters, discovery makers, researchers, and so much more. Find one for yourself with the St. Cloud State Distinctions Search feature.