Mission of Converse University
Converse empowers students to become innovative, adaptable leaders who see clearly, decide wisely, and act justly.
Vision of Converse University
Converse advances a culture of belonging and collaboration that ignites creativity, innovation, and transformation.
About Converse University
Converse was founded in 1889 by citizens of Spartanburg, SC, who aimed to create an educational experience for women, and in fall 2020 it welcomed its first undergraduate co-educational incoming class. The University encompasses the School of Humanities, Sciences, and Business; the School of the Arts; the School of Education and Graduate Studies; and the Converse College for Women. Converse students experience deep scholarship, transformative mentorship, experiential learning, and wonderful support for and belief in each other. Through this unique formula, Converse is a creator of opportunity for its students through a personalized education that also includes the professional and technical skills graduates need to be successful in their careers.