The University of Liberia was established to achieve the following core objectives: 1) to be an institution of higher learning where qualified individuals can obtain instructions in various disciplines, including sociology and anthropology; 2) to provide conditions for learning – conditions that effectively promote the interest of Liberia as well as the growth and development of the University; 3) to maintain a non-discriminating center of learning that fosters knowledge and skill acquisition and strives for removing myths, fear, and insecurity that destroy men and their relationship with one another; and 4) to provide and promote an atmosphere of academic freedom and scholarly competence and research in the physical and social sciences and the humanities. The Department, accordingly, is committed to the principles alluded to in these objectives, and shall always encourage students, staff, and faculty recommendations regarding its policies and programs aimed at meeting the University objectives.

We, as a department in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, consider ourselves as a community of lifelong learners adhering to and promoting the values and principles of the University. We are dedicated to representing the University’s motto: Lux in Tenebris (“Light in Darkness”) not only in theory, but in practice. We are deeply committed to promoting sound scholarship, professionalism, and discipline among students as critical stakeholders, so that wherever they are, they can demonstrate that indeed they are members or products of Lux in Tenebris.

As a community, we have in common a sense of purpose and responsibility and take pride in individual achievements. Amongst us we recognize and appreciate the centrality of diversity in academic achievements and viewpoints, expertise, personal traits and attributes, and contributions to the optimum running of the Department. We are equally aware of the importance of social capital we need as well as our individual obligations to the Department. We maintain interactions in ways that promote integration and cross-fertilization of our diversity in a highly professional and scholarly manner.