Competition is a reality that must be faced by various organizations from various industrial sectors. One of the characteristics of organizations that can fase competition and coexist with competitive situations is creativity. Creativity comes from human resources. One of the resources that detrmine the ability o fan organization to fase competitive pressures is human resources (people). In higher education institutions, lecturers are a vital resources that Will greatly detrmine the performance of the university, wether it i sable to compete or not. Lecturer performance is a manifestation of the lecturer’s commitment to the university. Lecturer who have hgih organizational commitment will tend to produce high erformance. One of the factor that can explainvariations in lecturer’s organizational commitment is the personality factor. In this study, this personality factor is the locus of control. Theoritically, in organization that are not to structured stifly, people who have an internal locus of control will have high organizational commitment as well. In this study, the propositions is formulated that lecturers who have an internal locus of control will have high organizational commitment.