The primary focus of SIUE’s long-term goals is student learning. Achieving the following goals will help students become lifelong learners and effective leaders in their professions and communities:
Engaged Students and Capable Graduates—Attract a diverse student body, including traditional, non-traditional, commuter, and residential scholars, and nurture, educate, and graduate students who achieve the objectives for baccalaureate, graduate, and professional degrees.
Innovative High Quality Programs—Develop, deliver, and continually improve high quality academic programs appropriate for a metropolitan university.
Committed Faculty and Staff—Recruit and support a diverse faculty and staff known for providing the highest quality educational opportunity, scholarship, and service.
Harmonious Campus Climate—Foster a harmonious student-centered campus characterized by integrity, cooperation, open dialogue, and mutual respect among individuals with different backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives.
Active Community Engagement—Achieve an integral and indispensable relationship with Illinois and the St. Louis metropolitan area; work cooperatively within SIU to make the whole greater than the sum of its parts.
Sound Physical and Financial Assets—Develop, maintain, and protect the university’s assets in a financially, aesthetically, and environmentally responsible manner.
Excellent Reputation—Participate and excel in actions that earn national recognition for quality.