Featured Address presented at the Association for General and Liberal Studies' Annual Meeting, which was held at Southern Illinois University, October 21st through 23rd, 1971.

It is essential that we understand the philosophy and objectives of the various types of colleges and universities- both two- and four-year and that each type has equal status with the others. There can be no status continuum--each has its own responsibilities to the youth and adults to be served and each must then be held so accountable. The Community College can no more be cast in the image of the university than can the public state college be cast in the image of the selective private liberal arts college. The pluralism of our institutions is absolutely essential if we are to serve our pluralistic students and their pluralistic needs.