Quick Facts--Mission Statement

Mailing Address
William Penn University
201 Trueblood Avenue
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Name: William Penn University
City/Zip: Oskaloosa, IA 52577
Founded: 1873
Enrollment: 1,650
Nickname: Statesmen
School colors: Navy and Gold
Affiliation: NAIA
Conference: Midwest Collegiate Conference/Mid-States Football Association (Football)
President: John Ottosson
Athletics Director: Greg Hafner
Athletics Phone: 641-673-1018
Athletics Fax: 641-673-1373

Additional Information: William Penn is a private, four-year, liberal arts university founded in 1873 by Quaker pioneers. It is located in Oskaloosa, Iowa-a small peaceful town in south central Iowa--just 60 miles from Iowa's capital city, Des Moines, and a few short hours from Chicago, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Omaha, and St. Louis.

Financial Assistance: 98 percent of our students receive financial assistance in the form of academic, athletic, leadership, activity, and departmental scholarships and grants.

Student Life: More than 25 student organizations, including five social fraternities and sororities, fine arts, student government, intramurals, and student-run media.

Campus: 75 acres offer single and double occupancy; co-ed and single gender halls, new townhouses and historic buildings. Married-student housing also available.

William Penn University  Mission Statement

William Penn University provides the opportunity for an educational experience with a focus on leadership, technology, and the Quaker principles of simplicity, peace-making, integrity, community and equality.


Athletics Department Mission Statement

The William Penn University Athletics Department supports the academic mission of the University, contributes to the quality of life on campus, and enhances learning through services, facilities, and activities which:

• Provide opportunities to develop and maintain healthy lifestyles.
• Provide opportunities for the development of community through social interaction and physical activity.
• Provide a source of additional revenue and employment for the institution and community.
• Encourage relationships with the local community.
• Provide individual, group, and team learning experiences.
• Support a sense of mattering and self-esteem.
• Provide opportunities for diverse groups and individuals to interact.
• Support student recruitment and retention.