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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a student-centered educational community dedicated to communicating, expanding and integrating knowledge. In a spirit of collaboration enriched by diverse ideas, our comprehensive and unique array of undergraduate and graduate programs develops professionals, scholars and leaders who shape a changing world.


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will achieve greater national and global recognition and academic prominence through innovative and interdisciplinary programs that empower individuals to achieve their full potential.



- Social, civic and political responsibility — globally, nationally, locally, and within the University

- Active partnerships and a climate of collaboration and cooperation among students, faculty, staff, alumni and the larger community

- Sustainable practices in environmental, financial and social endeavors


- High-quality learning within and beyond the classroom

- Continuous improvement and innovation

- Outstanding scholarship and public service


- A welcoming and supportive environment

- Openness to the rich diversity of humankind in all aspects of university life

- Respect for individuals, differences, and cultures

- Intellectual freedom and diversity of thought


- Accountability to those we serve and from whom we receive support

- Honesty in our communications and in our actions


- Creation, preservation, and sharing of knowledge

- Application of knowledge in a manner that promotes the common good

- Life-long learning

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