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Mission/Vision/Values 


Mission

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.


Vision

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.


Values

Citizenship 

  • 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

Excellence 

  • High-quality learning within and beyond the classroom

  • Continuous improvement and innovation

  • Outstanding scholarship and public service

Inclusion

  • 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

Integrity

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

  • Honesty in our communications and in our actions

Wisdom

  • Creation, preservation, and sharing of knowledge

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

  • Life-long learning