The College of Liberal Arts and Communication (CLAC) seeks to become a center and a cradle of ideas and virtues that resonate the philosophy of St. John Baptist De La Salle. It is a college whose scholarly and personal discourse pivot around the TRUE, the GOOD, and the BEAUTIFUL, and a college which is a community of no mere stakeholders but partners and associates who put charity and kindness over and above justice and rightness. CLAC shall be a college of the future, a college without borders, where innovation in education is a culture. Thus, the slogan “CLAC: a college of the future . . . a college without borders.”
Dialogical relationship is at the core of its policy; it is a college that listens and responds appropriately and efficiently to the concerns of all partners, a college that values meaningful collaboration among its partners, a college that promotes collective ownership of its programs and projects, and a college that treasures the worth of each partner no matter what his/her status because CLAC is one body but with many parts (1 Corinthians 12:12-27).
CLAC is committed to observe high ethical and quality standards in teaching, research, global partnership, and community service. As a resource for both the Church and nation, CLAC consistently upgrades the quality of instruction through faculty competency in the various fields of specialization. It seeks to strengthen its culture of research in the following areas: Sustainable Development; Environmental Sustainability; History, Culture, and the Arts; Politics and Governance; Philosophy, Religion, and Spirituality; Education, Communication, and Media; and Language and Literature. CLAC also provides community development projects, which are relevant to the needs of the community.
Finally, CLAC strives to produce globally competitive graduates who are God-fearing, critical thinkers, patriotic, and experts in their disciplines.