Leading With Purpose

Leading with purpose

Fueled by a higher calling, we provide a transformational learning experience that prepares students for servant leadership and equips them with skills and habits to make a difference in the lives of others.

What does “Leading with purpose” mean to our students?

Helping those in need. Doing the right thing even when no one is looking. Staying true to yourself. Taking others under your wing.

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What does “Leading with purpose” mean for our students?

“We provide students with roots and wings — roots so that you’re grounded, wings so that you can ascend to your rightful place.”

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How is Campbell leading with purpose?

Since our founding in 1887, all of our programs, initiatives, and ambitions have grown out of our persistent commitment and our intentional pursuit to serve others for the sake of our community, nation, and world.

Consider our history of firsts.

1887 Opened as Buies Creek Academy when there were no other schools in the area
1967 Started the first trust and wealth management program in the U.S.
1976 Opened the first law school in North Carolina in 35 years
1986 Opened the first pharmacy school in the U.S. in 40 years
2013 Started North Carolina’s first bachelor's degree in homeland security
2013 Opened the first medical school in North Carolina in 35 years

Because we are grounded in where we are, who we are, and what we are, we stand today as the private university of choice in North Carolina and have connections around the world.

Enrolls more North Carolinians each year than any other private university
Only private university in North Carolina with degree programs in law, pharmacy, and medicine
Graduates more North Carolinians each year than any other private university

How can you lead with purpose?

Watch and listen as students and alumni share how Campbell has prepared them to lead with purpose.