Howard Brand Positioning Statement

Our students don’t come to the Mecca to get a degree – they come here for an education, an experience that awakens their purpose in life. From within our nation’s capital, Howard has a historic responsibility both to hold our government to account when it falls short of its promises and to partner with our government so that it may live up to its highest potential.

Since our founding by federal charter in 1867, we have worked to achieve a more diverse, equitable and just society. Our students, faculty and alumni are more than leaders; we are more than visionaries; we are more than missionaries. Howard summons, molds and disseminates community-shapers, history-makers and world-changers whose impact is measured not by the headlines we make, but by the truths we reveal and the service we provide. At Howard, excellence is not the exception – it is expected.