Message from the president

President Harder

Welcome to Bluffton University, a dynamic learning community. 

Bluffton's academic and co-curricular programs are built on the enduring values of discovery, community, respect and service and rooted in our Mennonite values of peacemaking and service. 

Our faculty and staff are committed to helping all students achieve their academic and professional goals, grow in their faith and values, and graduate ready to make a difference in the world. Through our general education program, nearly every Bluffton undergraduate gains valuable cross-cultural experience and perspective. 

On campus, you will find that Bluffton students, faculty and staff are active in church and community service. Athletic participation is also an important part of the Bluffton experience. Nearly one-third of our undergraduates are members of eight men's and eight women's NCAA Division III teams and most students are active in the intramural program. 

In other words, Bluffton is a place where students learn in the classroom, on playing fields, in residence halls and around the world. Whether you are a high school graduate or a working adult seeking to complete your undergraduate or advanced degree, I am confident that Bluffton has the program for you. As president, it is my privilege to meet all students when they enroll and to hand them their diploma when they graduate. I look forward to meeting you.

James M. Harder