About Paul Quinn

Paul Quinn College is a private, faith-based, four-year liberal arts-inspired college that was founded on April 4, 1872 by a group of African Methodist Episcopal Church preachers in Austin, Texas. The school’s original purpose was to educate freed slaves and their off-spring. Today, as we enter our 144th year of continuous existence, we proudly educate students of all races and socio-economic classes under the banner of our institutional ethos: WE over Me.

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Mission

We provide a quality, faith-based education that addresses the academic, social, and Christian development of students and prepares them to be servant leaders and agents of change in their communities.

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GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Paul Quinn’s guiding principles are the “Four L’s of Quinnite Leadership:

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Leave places better than you found them.

lead
Lead from wherever you are.

live
Live a life that matters.

love
Love something greater than yourself.

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ACCOLADES

“2016 HBCU Male President of the Year”
(Center for HBCU Media Advocacy, Inc.)

Third Best HBCU Accomplishment of 2014
(Huffington Post)

2013 Finalist for the President’s National Community Service |Higher Education Honor Roll
(Corporation for National & Community Service)

“2013 HBCU Best Business Program”
(Center for HBCU Media Advocacy, Inc.)

Listed as one of 2012′s 50 “Most Powerful People, Groups in HBCU Culture”
(The Huffington Post)

Named one of the 2012 top liberal arts HBCUs in America
(Ebony)

“2012 HBCU Male President of the Year”
(Center for HBCU Media Advocacy, Inc.)

“2012 HBCU Student Government Association of the Year”
(Center for HBCU Media Advocacy, Inc.)

2012 HBCU Male Student of the Year Nominee
(Center for HBCU Media Advocacy, Inc.)

“2012 Distinguished Campus Leader” Award
(Texas Association of Developing Colleges)

Fourth Best Success of the “Top Ten HBCU Successes of 2011″
(The Huffington Post)

“2011 HBCU of the Year”
(Center for HBCU Media Advocacy, Inc.)

DOCTRINAL STATEMENT

Paul Quinn College, its students and employees, affirm the Biblical and theological foundations of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and commit ourselves to fulfilling the mission and philosophy of education that reflects our foundations. These beliefs are enumerated in the Articles of Religion, the Standard Sermons of John Wesley, and the Apostle’s Creed.

APOSTLE’S CREED

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only son our Lord who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead; and buried. The third day he arose from the dead’ he ascended into heaven and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Church Universal, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen.